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Few words have been used more inaccurately and loosely in recent years, than has “love.” With a great many people–it is but a synonym for moral laxity, weakness of character, a taking the line of least resistance, a quiet tolerating of what is felt to be wrong. — Arthur Pink (1943), Grace Gems

Just yesterday, was chatting with our high school home schoolers about the strength of Biblical ‘LOVE. The ‘love’ that Christ and Paul spoke of was one of transforming power and eternal rewards.

Our culture and world wants to wash it out and strip ‘Love’ of God’s power, mercy, and grace.

It is a cheap, disgraceful ‘Love’ which is packaged and sold to us! AND it is expensive!

Biblical Love says,

“I love you enough to walk beside you through the green pastures and in the valleys.”
Psalm 23

“I love you enough to show you the sin that separates us.”
Romans 3:19,20

“I love you enough to give you MY Son so you may have eternal life with ME.”
John 3: 16,17

and there are countless others ways that God demonstrates his Love for us.

This is one of the inevitable effects of the lopsided preaching of the pulpit, where the ‘love’ and ‘grace’ of God were constantly proclaimed–while His ‘justice’ and ‘wrath’ were studiously ignored. God is ‘light’ (1 John 1:5) as well as ‘love’ (1 John 4:8); ‘holy’ as well as ‘merciful’; ‘severe’ as well as ‘good’ (Romans 11:22). Unless the balance is preserved between those two sides of the Divine character, not only will He be grievously misrepresented–but the most serious results will follow!  Arthur Pink, Grace Gems

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