“The purpose of my instruction is that all believers would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and genuine faith. But some people have missed this whole point. They have turned away from these things and spend their time in meaningless discussions.”
(1 Timothy 1:5-6 NTL)
True love is not presented in the soap opera, or in fairy tales with a happy ending, or a lot less which is based solely and exclusively on satisfying the passions and lusts.
Paul taught Timothy, in a clear, simple and practical what about the true love is:
- The True Love is not exclusively sentimental. True love can be taught and therefore, is something we can learn. We must not confuse love with expressiveness, love is what I feel, and expressiveness is how I show it.
- To truly love we must have a clear conscience. This refers to a pure and clean heart, and who may have a pure heart? This can only be the result of having received the forgiveness of our sins from God, have forgiven our debtors and had we forgiven ourselves.
- To truly love we must trust in God sincerely. Genuine faith is the basis of genuine love, that is, we cannot truly love if you do not have a personal relationship with God.
It is definitely easier to talk chatter or tell stories of love, this is not demanding and may even turn out to be something lucrative and attractive; but always truly love intentionally require we strive to learn, to live a life of purity and have a genuine faith.
© David García Licona – August 2013