The Personal and Practical Meaning of Love

  • The books on counseling are right when they state that a person must be loved, must love, and must have significance with others -- in order to be a whole person.
  • The Fall and our sin has produced at least a fourfold loss in this area. We now no longer realize that God loves us, we are unable to love God or one another, and we are greatly hindered in loving and accepting ourselves. The new birth makes recovery in these areas possible but true recovery can only come through spiritual growth and healing prayer.
  • The Biblical teaching on love underlines it's basic message: salvation is a relationship with a Person. To miss that, in daily practice, is to deprive ourselves of love, joy, power, and fruit.