TRUTH: A Chosen Love


“3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” (1 Corinthians 13)

Any one who has been loved knows how satisfying and wonderful it is to have value and care demonstrated to him or her. Experiencing love is the pinnacle experience in this world. A parent, sibling, teacher, friend, child/grandchild, coach, or spouse are examples of people from whom we could receive love. We all accept that money cannot buy you love. We accept and believe that because we know that people choose to love you in spite of our frailties and imperfections. All that points to TRUTH: A Chosen Love. Being loved by mankind is truly wonderful, but it is not divine. To be loved by God is divine. Human love is a shadow of being loved by God. Why? God is love.

In the post TRUTH: God Will Repay You was seen in Deuteronomy 7:7-11. Now, let us see TRUTH: A Chosen Love in the same passage.

The Lord did not set his affection on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other peoples, for you were the fewest of all peoples. But it was because the Lord loved you and kept the oath he swore to your ancestors that he brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the land of slavery, from the power of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments. 10 But those who hate him he will repay to their face by destruction; he will not be slow to repay to their face those who hate him. 11 Therefore, take care to follow the commands, decrees and laws I give you today.

Jesus reiterates that TRUTH in John 15 where He says

“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. 17 This is my command: Love each other. 18 “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. 19 If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.

For the believer and follower of Christ, you should understand the TRUTH: A Chosen Love. God has chosen you. He has chosen you to love. For anyone who has been rejected, you understand how special it is to be chosen to be loved, but to be A Chosen Love of God is truly inexpressible. Yes, we should be grateful. We should give praise, but more importantly, He commands us to remain in His love by keeping His commands. We know that obedience is better than sacrifice.(crf) Why? It reflects His character of being faithful. He keeps His covenant of love and expects us to keep His commands.

There really is no need for me, A Chosen Love, to settle for being loved any less. I do not need to exchange the love of God for a lesser, perverted love from man. TRUTH: A Chosen Love is better by far. Are you A Chosen Love?

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