The misconception about love, is that it always feels right and comfortable, and convenient. If we were in an animated film, that might work. WE are humans, and we mess love up.
If God is love, and people question God, what stops them from questioning love? Nothing.
God loved the children of Israel. That’s proven by scripture.
Did that stop them from turning their backs on Him several times? No.
Did He stop loving them? No.
When they got delivered out of Egypt, they complained that they should have stayed there.
God still provided.
When they were told to possess the land, that was inhabited, God delivered it into their hands.
God delivered them out of it all.
Unconditional love. We throw that around a lot. Without condition. Meaning when you deserve it and when you don’t, I love you. When you turn your back on me, step outside of me, talk about me, wrong me, or when you disappear, I love you. This concept is easy to say and HARD TO DO for human beings. Our flesh wants to wrong those who wrong us. WE want to yell, cuss, and scream to show our frustration, love says to be gentle. Love says to pray for those who do wrong by you. Love says, let God handle wrath.
You want to be like Christ? Pray for those who are after you. In Luke 23:34, a dying Savior prayed for His accusers and persecutors. I thank God for Jesus. As tears stream down my face, I confess that this is NOT EASY. I don’t always want to love people who wrong me. But if I follow Christ, then I must pray and not spit back the poison they feed me. That’s at work, at home, at church, and everywhere else your feet take you. That’s love.
Don’t get mad, fall so deep in love that you never stop falling. Fall into a place with no ground, in love. Love for real (Romans 12:9 – Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good.).