No strings attached love

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Romans 12:9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. (NKJV)

We receive a repeated message from a telemarketer that informs us that they are waiting to deliver our free “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” monitor. The guy on the message sounds like your best buddy and genuinely concerned for our well being. I’ve never met this guy, nor ordered his product and so far I can still get back up when I fall. Also there is a string attached to this free offer of which he is not telling me about. My father always told me that nothing comes for free in this life. Our verse today tells us to love without hypocrisy. Jesus made it clear that His greatest commandment and best way to emulate Him was to love one another. To love without hypocrisy means to love with no strings attached or underlying self serving motive. Can you love someone even if you get nothing in return? Can you love someone whose response is to do hateful things in return? Husbands can you love your wife as Christ loved the church with no expectations attached? Wives can you love your husband even when his attention and focus is elsewhere? Parents can you love your rebellious child that is pursuing a worldly lifestyle? None of us are able to answer yes to all of these questions through our own might or human love. It is only through the filling of Christ’s Love and the empowerment of His Spirit that we can love with no strings attached. Will your love be a freely given gift today or will it be like the telemarketer that seeks a “payment” in return? David Jones www.restorationpath.org

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