What is the difference between God’s love and People’s?
Most of the time, when a Christian tells someone about God, it can come off harsh, pushy, cold, angry, full of fear, full of intimidation and guilt towards the person they are talking to.
Sad to say, this is a fact.
People are selfish. And if someone is talking about God to you, but their motives seem selfish, (putting you down, making you feel as if you’re not good enough, lying about you, gossiping about you, telling you that your going to hell because you’re not going to their Church.. etc.) I want to let you know that those words are nothing like God and He would never say things like that!
The Bible says a lot of things about “sinners”, sins, scolding and re-directing by Commandments / rules / laws.
Christians seem to LOVE to point the finger at everyone else, (but themselves) and judge, using God’s Word as if He gave it to them to Police the World with it.
The Christians who are doing this are pushing people who don’t truly know God away, giving Him a bad name!
The truth is though, that the Bible, it’s Laws and corrections are not for people who don’t know God,… they are for us.. CHRISTIANS!
What person that doesn’t know God, and has not accepted Him as Lord and Savior would want a Bible? Normally you get one once you fall in love with Him as God!
What good would it do a Mac owner to have the instructions to a PC? Nothing, right? Well, why do we as Christians think the Bible and it’s Laws and corrections are for people who haven’t accepted God into their hearts?
Christians can be sinners. Did you know that? YES! I am a Christian, and if I don’t forgive someone, then I’m in sin according to Matthew 6:14-15:
“14For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
15But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”
1 John 4:7 says, “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.”
Now it says that God is love! Well, let’s find out what God’s idea of love is.
Is it selfish? Is it beating people down with an iron fist? Is it hating everyone who isn’t perfect? Is He abusive? Does He put you down?… Read on:
1 Corinthians 13:1-8 King James Version (note the word “Charity” means LOVE):
“1Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
2And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
3And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
4Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
5Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
6Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
7Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
8Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.”
Love seems to be a lot different to God, doesn’t it? Patient, kind, not jealous, not proud, not seeking her own (or selfish), is not easily angered, rejoices in the truth, believes all things, hopes all thing and believes that love never fails.
In fact, if you read the part above, how it talks about people can talk as men and angels, prophecy, and even be burnt for God, etc. But if they don’t have LOVE (charity) it’s nothing!
Can you see the difference between God’s idea of love and people’s?
Can you imagine someone loving you like that, without selfishness or hidden agenda’s? Just a pure, LOVE.
God is LOVE.
You are loved unlike anything you have ever imagined! Pure, genuine, unselfish, want to hug you and never let go, kind of love.
You are what He is in love with, and that will never change.
Do you know what He wants most? Conversation.
He longs for you to just talk to Him. Really! And you can tell Him anything. He’ll never gossip, or make you feel guilty. He might tug on your heart very gently, to change direction, but He will never put you down or yell at you.
HE LOVES YOU!
Give Him a chance, and just talk to Him. He will talk back to you, if you let Him.
It could be through a song, or a book. It could be through another person (but remember what God’s love is… if the person is saying anything other that what love is, then it’s NOT from God! Be careful!)
God’s Voice is a small, still voice you can hear deep down inside of you. He is not pushy, loud or mean. He is kind. He is a Gentlemen. He is a Father.
I challenge you to talk to God today, now that you know how He truly is. There is no reason to be afraid. He is LOVE.
And if you come across those people who are Christians, but don’t sound anything like God… just forgive them and maybe even tell them what LOVE truly is, in a loving way of course. :)
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