Un-conditional Love – Oh Really?

“Sweetheart,” the young mother said, as she leaned over her teenage daughter sitting on the couch pouting. “Don’t you understand that God and I love you UN-conditionally?”

“If that’s the case then you’d let me do what I want to do and it would be okay, right? the daughter replied.

“Well, that’s not what I meant.” the mother responded.

“Then your love is conditional and God is a liar!” the daughter shouted, stomping out of the room.

Beat Up and Lovin It

Have you ever asked a dear Saint, “How are things with you?” and then received the reply of, “Man, I tell you, the devil is really beating us up.”

You ask what is going on, and they continue with a flourish, all the gory details of conflict, crisis and disasters.  “Wow,” you think (and are led to believe) … and in fact, may respond with …. “You must be really doing something right to get beat up like that!”

Wait …

How Can I Be Submissive When I Know He’s Wrong?

There are two very powerful concepts that are being addressed in the question asked above. The first is regarding SUBMISSION and the next is whether or not someone is WRONG.

To understand the intent of something, we have to understand the position of the statement. When we look at something from a perspective of “law” we see rules and regulations which demand strict obedience.

When we look at something from the perspective of LOVE, we gain a very different view of law. Jesus said in Matther 5:17 that He came to fulfill the law. Then in 1 John 4:8 we are told that GOD IS LOVE.