Friday, September 8, 2023

The Driving Force of Love...

Vain, ah vain is love's façade
We try to maintain, without God
Futile, futile, its driving force
Until we recognize love's Source

It is impossible to deny God yet claim to love...

1 John 4:7
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God.
 Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
The 'brutal honesty' of the book
leaves no stone unturned in life's journey,
(after we have confessed the name of Jesus)
often challenging the reader with realizations of what 
we may try to gloss over or ignore!!!

These below are no exception!

The driving force of love challenges you and I
Because its evidence will prove love cannot tell a lie
Though noise of bluff and boast can put on quite a show
Who we love and honour the most is bound to overflow
Into life’s daily grind of want and sacrifice
The driving force of love will find a way to pay the price
….for love comes with a cost that love alone pursues
Love is no thoughtless penny tossed with nothing much to lose
Oh no, love always takes to give; this is the part
That will reveal, by how we live, whose love reigns in the heart

© Janet Martin

1 John 2:15-17
Do not love the world or the things in the world.
 If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 
16For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, 
the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—
is not of the Father but is of the world. 
17And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; 
but he who does the will of God abides forever.

2 Tim.3:1-5
But know this, that in the last days [a]perilous times will come:
 2For men will be lovers of themselves,
 lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, 
disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3unloving,
 [b]unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, 
brutal, despisers of good, 
4traitors, headstrong, haughty, 
lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
 5having a form of godliness but denying its power.
 And from such people turn away!


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