Sunday, November 8, 2020

God Is Love. Love is not God

Declaring the end from the beginning, 
And from ancient times things that are not yet done, 
Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure,’

Love does not annul the law.
Love is the fulfillment of the law.

Seems sometimes like we live in a world
that wants the fruit of righteousness 
without the righteousness
...wants the blessing of obedience
without the obedience
...wants the love of God
without the law of God

"well, I believe in a God of love"
said someone defending an immoral life-style.

God is love. Love is not God 
Love does not wrong-doing applaud 
Love is patient and Love is kind 
And true love keeps God’s decrees first in mind 

God is love. Love cannot lie 
Or wink at sin with easy eye 
Love does not defend negligence 
Or ignore blatant disobedience 

God’s love and grace are absolute 
His holiness, none can refute 
His love grants no excuse for pride 
Through Love’s/God’s righteousness man is justified 

God, author of salvation gave 
His Son the soul of man to save 
Love does not seek the wants of ‘me’ 
But is the pinnacle of true humility 

Love leaves no room for jealousy 
It honours God’s authority 
Love does not carelessly approve 
Of counterfeits masquerading as love 

Love is preeminent and just 
His confidence worthy of trust 
For love is noble, sincere, true 
Love needs not fear what a mere man may do 

Love fulfills; it does not annul 
The law and prophecy, faithful 
Love is the Perfect Judge because 
He, the perfect example proved love’s laws 

God is love. Love is not God 
Lest we love’s purity defraud 
We ought to repent of our sins 
And find the only place/grace where love begins 

© Janet Martin 

Love has no 'gray' areas...

Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; 
but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, 
for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. 
9 The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,”
 “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,”[a
and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command:
 “Love your neighbor as yourself.”[b
10 Love does no harm to a neighbor. 
Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
Romans 13:8-13

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