One of my favorite things to do at Christmas time is to drive around our neighborhood, with my family, looking at Christmas lights and sipping hot chocolate. It fills me with a warm fuzzy kind of love for the season, people and family. But this is a sentimental kind of love. If we want to know true love we need to look to God.
There are certain things we know about the nature of God. Some of these things are that he is a spirit, that he is light and, we are told, that He is love. He doesn’t just love, he is love (1 John 4:8).
We may think that we know what love is, but because of sin we only have a partial and broken view of love. Sometimes our love is temperamental or conditional and sometimes we fall out of love all together. Here are some ways in which our love and the God who is love differs.
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