Too Much Love?

January 31, 2018 | by: John Guerra | 0 comments

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Over breakfast one morning, a woman said to her husband, "I bet you don't know what day this is." "Of course I do," he indignantly answered, going out the door to the office. At 10 AM, the doorbell rang, and when the woman opened the door, she was handed a box containing a dozen long stemmed red roses. At 1 PM, a foil wrapped, two pound box of her favorite chocolates arrived. Later, a boutique delivered a designer dress. The woman couldn't wait for her husband to come home. "First the flowers, then the chocolates, and then the dress!" she exclaimed. "I've never had a more wonderful Groundhog Day in my life!"

“Be devoted to one another in brotherly love.” Romans 12:10

We are told to love each other with a genuine love. This kind of love, real love, does not have a limit. We don’t say, “Well, that’s enough love. I’ve reached my quota. You’re good for the week.” Just like you don’t keep a record of wrongs with real love, you don’t keep a tally of how much I’ve shown love. If we’re putting a timer or counter on love, we need to consider what love is. Love is putting someone before ourselves. They say you can get too much a good thing, well, that doesn’t apply with love. How twisted is the thought that I don’t want to love them too much.

That applies with God as well. Can we really love the Lord too much? “With all our heart, mind, and soul,” means we’re to love Him with everything we are. Loving the Lord with all that we are cannot possibly be contained in one day of the week. “All of our heart” would be all of our affection. “All my mind” would mean that I think of Him all the time. “All of my soul” is that breath deep within us. “All of my strength” refers to all the mental and physical effort and power we can exert. This kind of love is intentional. This kind of love is disciplined. This kind of love keeps your mouth in check. This kind of love comes from God. Let’s love one another with a genuine, devoted kind of love.

 

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