The Greatest of These is Love

We have spoken about loving our neighbours as we love ourselves – making our self-seeking the measure of our self-giving. Taking our off and wrapping it around another person and seeing ourselves in them with all our longings and needs and desires. And we have talked about loving our enemies,praying for our persecutors,blessing those who curse us, returning good for evil.
Today I penetrate further into the relational experience that God intends for his people. He intends for us not merely to do to others as we would have them do to us, but what He wants us to feel toward other believers a certain way. It is true that love is more than feelings. It is true that there are good ways we should treat each othe even when we are feeling upset with one another. But it is not true to say that God is content with our treating each other decently while feeling hard toward each other.

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