Love might seem more common than ever. We comment “Love!!!!” on Facebook posts. We double tap Instagram photos to project our love to others, sending virtual hearts across the world. We loudly proclaim our love for chips and queso.
But does the word love lose its meaning when we throw it around so loosely? Surely the little heart I use to react to a picture of a kitten is different than the love I have for my parents—and even that love is markedly different than the love God has for me.
Our perception of love is certainly tainted by sin in this world. No one on this earth can perfectly love us, and we can’t express perfect love to anyone. So when we’re told that the fruit of the Spirit is “love, joy, peace,” we stop in our tracks.
What does it really mean to love? How does God love us? And how does His love impact our daily lives?
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