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From Dave Hunt, The Berean Call newsletter, March 2009

To answer the question, “What is true love?” the last place we should look is to psychologists.  They are very good at explaining love away by giving us a psychological definition buy very short on what we need to know.   We need rather to consult God’s Word.  True love comes only from God, as we yield to Him and allow Him to pour His love through us to others.  “We love him, because he first loved us, and sent his Son [to be] the propitiation for our sins” (1 John 4:10).

None of us is the wellspring of love.  We are at best empty vessels that He can fill with His love and make us conduits of that love to others.  Many of us are too full of ourselves to have any room left for loving God or genuinely loving others.  It doesn’t have to be this way.  We can make it a continual prayer:  “Lord, help me to love You with all of my heart, mind, and soul.  Then pour Your love through me to others.” 

Read the entire article here.

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