5does not behave rudely, (1 Corinthians 13:1-13)


One of the biggest lies the devil ever sold us is that love is an overpowering feeling that cannot be controlled. However, God’s kind of love never acts in an inappropriate way. Greek scholar Fritz Rienecker says, “Unseemly means to behave indecently or in a shameful manner.” God’s love is tactful and does nothing that would raise a blush.

People who are so overwhelmed with love that they just can’t control themselves, aren’t overwhelmed with God’s love at all. That unseemly love is devilish. It’s selfish and full of lust. The old line, “We just love each other so much that we can’t control ourselves,” is more accurately rendered, “We are so full of lust that we can’t control ourselves.”

Understanding this will shine the light of truth on many of the lies Satan brings our way. Any time we are smitten with feelings for someone other than our mate, it is not God’s kind of love. His love will never act contrary to His Word. God’s kind of love will never leave us either. Anytime we feel like love is gone, all that really happened is that lust has gone. God’s kind of love never fails. (1 Cor. 13:8)

Ask the Lord to help you redefine what true love is-on His terms, not yours. Start with the assurance that His kind of love is not a rush of hormones that’ll get you in trouble! His love will bring peace and abundant life.