What Love is Not……

According to Dr. Art Lindsley, “C.S. Lewis believed that (agape) love is not primarily a matter of feeling but of will. Obviously, it would be ideal if both duty and desire are fully present in our emotional and spiritual life. But we need to remember that love is commanded. We are obliged to love whether we like it or not. Thus Lewis says, “Christian love, either towards God or towards man, is an affair of the will.” In another place, Lewis amplifies this thought further, “Love in the Christian sense, does not mean an emotion. It is a state not of feelings but of the will; that state of the will which we have naturally about ourselves, and must learn to have about other people.” Jesus, our greatest example of love taught, exampled, and demonstrated to his disciples and the world how to put love in action. In this same article C.S. Lewis said, “The rule for all of us is perfectly simple. Do not waste time bothering whether you “love” your neighbor; act as if you did. As soon as we do this we find one of the great secrets. When you are behaving as if you loved someone, you will presently come to love him. If you injure someone you dislike, you will find yourself disliking him more. If you do him a good turn, you will find yourself disliking him less.” My point is love is a matter of the will not emotion so if you say that you love someone but if it doesn’t line up with 1 Corinthians 13 then I invite you to re-examine the biblically rewarding prerequisites of true love in action!

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I am a 4given sinner saved by the blood of Christ.
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