Choosing the life partner
TRUE LOVE OR INFATUATION
Love is a precious gift, which we receive from Jesus. Pure and Holy affection is not a feeling, but a principle. Those who are actuated by true love are neither unreasonable nor blind. There is but little real, genuine, devoted, pure love. This precious article is very rare. Passion is termed love. True love is high and holy principle, altogether different in character from that love which is awakened by impulse, and which suddenly dies when severely tested. Love is a plant of heavenly growth, and it must be fostered and nourished. Affectionate hearts, truthful, loving words, will make happy families and exert an elevating influence upon all who come within the sphere of their influence.
True Love versus Passion
True love is not a strong, fiery, impetuous passion. On the contrary it is calm and deep in its nature. It looks beyond mere externals, and is attracted by qualities alone. It is wise and discriminating, and its devotion is real and abiding. Love, lifted out of the realm of passion and impulse, becomes spiritualized, and is revealed in words and acts. A Christian must have a sanctified tenderness and love in which there is no impatience or fretfulness; the rude, harsh manners must be softened by grace of Christ. (AH Chap. 7 pp.50, 51)
July 25th, 2018
Proven Secrets For A Healthy Marriage
Pastor: Doug Batchelor