Archive for June 2010

Love is Not Part 9

2010 is to be a year in which we really exert ourselves to draw close to God. For in the doing, God will in turn draw close to us. Here’s how James explained it, Come close to God and He will come close to you. [Recognize that you are] sinners, get your soiled hands clean; [...]

Love is Not part 8

The disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray, and he obliged by showing them a prayer form that contains praise and worship, supplication, and intercession, and repentance (Matt 6: 9-13). Then, He goes on to discuss the repentance portion of the prayer: “Forgive us our transgressions against You the way we forgive those who [...]

Love is Not Part 7

In his book, “Satan’s Dirty Little Secret,” Steve Foss points out that the two demonic forces that empower all other demons are Insecurity and Inferiority. Both of these fuel fear: fear of God, fear of man, and even fear of self. When Eve was tempted by Satan, he used the power of insecurity to shake [...]

Love is Not part 6

Love is not stupid. That is, God’s Agape Love brings Wisdom so that we act in line with His will—provided of course that we desire to operate in His will and seek that will in our lives. Seeking God’s will in our lives should be a daily occurrence, perhaps even a multiple-times-per-day occurrence. As I [...]

Love is Not part 5

The reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is the beginning (the chief and choice part) of Wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight and understanding (Prov. 9:10). And yet in seemingly direct opposition to the Old Testament passage from Proverbs, John writes in the New Testament, There is no fear in [...]

Love is Not, Part 4

When we speak of Agape love, we are speaking of the single, over-riding character of God. Certainly God is gracious, merciful, just, and etc., but all of these spring from and are driven by His Agape. God does not have to sit and ponder a situation to decide whether He will act in Agape. He [...]