The Two Most Difficult Things to Get Straight in Life…

…are our understanding of God and our understanding of love.  The mess in people’s lives can usually be traced back to a screw up in one or both of these areas.  Christians hold that these two are intricately linked.  If we want to deal with God the right way, we have to learn to love the rich way.  If we want to love the right way, we have to deal with God the right way.  God and love can’t be separated.

John’s letters explain just this through the person of Jesus Christ.  Jesus provides the true and full understanding of God.  In Jesus, God and love are the same.  In John’s time the Gnostics wanted to make up their own idea of God and love.  In our time it is many groups and religions.  Here, John sets them right.

For us today, our goal is to be more and more like Jesus one step at a time. As we do this, we grow in our love for others and thus our love for God.  Small steps is all it takes.  So take one now…

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2 comments on “The Two Most Difficult Things to Get Straight in Life…

  1. Chris says:

    You Never fail to pick the right time and words to share with us. I needed to hear this today. Thank you!

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. Lori Goforth says:

    So true! I cannot explain but this was the message I needed to hear right now! Thank you God for putting this in front of me right now. And God bless you Chris – seeing your reply confirmed it even more. God never fails us – we only fail ourselves when we neglect to hear his words. AztozMom I am so greatful for your blog. It really means a great deal to me and obviously others. Love – that is what your sharing in your blog. That is what God’s instruction is for us… it changes everything. You are making a difference in the world – one blog at a time.

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