The Truth About Love

Meanwhile, the leading priests and the elders persuaded the crowd to ask for Barabbas to be released and for Jesus to be put to death. – Matthew 27:20

Sometimes I feel like that crowd. I’m so easily persuaded to believe a lie about my Savior. I’m so willing to sacrifice Him yet again. It grieves me, this fleshly weakness that I have.

The priest of pain whispers into my ear that Jesus has no idea how this feels. Surely He wouldn’t have expected me to be thankful in this circumstance.

The elder of grief sidles up and smiles and reassures me that it’s perfectly normal to lose faith in moments like this. Go ahead. Blaspheme.

The priest of self-pity slides his slimy arm around my shoulders. He looks me right in the eye, like he’s so concerned for my well-being. He oozes comfort as he poisons my mind toward the only One who truly cares.

I pray that today I will be more discerning in the voices to which I choose to listen. Because God is love. And love is what He wants for and from me.

And love…

It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. – 1 Corinthians 13:6-7

May the truth win out in your heart today, too, dear one. May it always be heard.

Dear God, whisper more loudly than the enemy today. Make me bold enough to stand for the truth that You are Holy, You are loving, and You are here. In Jesus’ Name, Amen…

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8 Comments on “The Truth About Love

  1. I’m saved like the criminal on the cross! That’s the first time I heard that song, but it surely won’t be the last time…
    in fact that’s just what I’m going to keep singing all day long when that evil one tries to tell me that Jesus could never love me
    due to my circumstances or that Jesus surely doesn’t care about me…
    Oh. Yes. He. Does …
    because …”I’m saved like the criminal on the cross!” AMEN!!
    Love you BUNCHES ♡♡♡♡♡

  2. He that is in you is greater than he that is in the world. Oh, that the voice of Truth would drown out the lies of the evil one. Praying with you and for you, my friend. Thank you for sharing your heart with us, yet again. xo
    Heather+@+My+Overflowing+Cup recently posted…Even If…My Profile

    • Praying for you, too, Heather! Thank you for always being here. It makes me smile. I love you. Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

  3. Shelly, this is a beautiful post. We are so confused which voice to follow because there are many that mimics the voice of our Lord. Or maybe because they are easier to follow that we also fool ourselves into believing that they are right. Thanks for pointing out the importance of discerning the Voice of Truth.
    Lux Ganzon recently posted…Who’s Your Daddy?My Profile

    • You are right, Lux. That enemy is sneaky and devious. We must always be on our guard. Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

  4. Hearing you Shelly…’s quite an effort to silence the voice that brings us discouragement and despair ! I am forever bringing my mind into captivity to Christ Jesus….it’s the only way to shut that voice up!

    So glad we are saved like the sinner on the cross…and will be the best of buds in Paradise one day.

    Much love.


    • What a glorious day that will be, Mary! With only the voice of our Savior and the praises to Him! Love you! Heart Hugs <3

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