February 15, 2013
1 Peter 1:17 -22
V22 Having purified your soul by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart
Love is hard. Loving someone hurts. Loving someone who has hurt you is difficult without God. Loving someone who hurts your repeatedly is impossible without God. As believers, we are called to love as God loved. Only one problem; we aren’t God. Not in any shape or form, but we have the Spirit of Him living in us that molds us and makes us into His image, right? Yes, that’s true, but “loving with an earnest and pure heart” is still hard; having the Spirit living in us doesn’t make it easier it just makes it possible.