Conflicted Love

conflictedlovemainIf you were to ask Christians if they loved their spouse, what answer would you expect?

If you were to ask Christians if they loved their children, what answer would you expect?

If you were to ask Christians if they ever struggle with joyfully loving their family when their family is unkind to them, what answer would you expect?

For most the answers would be yes, yes, and sadly, yes.

The Apostle Paul continues explaining what love is not in the remainder of verse five of 1 Corinthians 13. We have looked at love is not rude. Now here are two more love is not's:

Love is not self-seeking, Love is not easily angered,

These two negative statements provide at least some insight as to why we struggle with loving those close to us. Let's take a look.

[Read the rest of the article at Shepherd Press.]