This February 14th multitudes around the world will be celebrating Valentine’s Day. Roses and candy for loved ones, jewelry and dinner dates - it seems harmless enough - but many truly do not understand the swift, underlying current of the mood of the occasion and how its “24/ 7” godless spirit affects our society and culture. Please do not misunderstand me. I do not want to ruin anyone’s Valentine's Day. Those things (candy, roses etc.) are perfectly fine and harmless enough, but it is key during this "holiday" to understand the immoral, decadent spirit which is masqueraded as "love" when it really is only lust and self-serving.
I know I am sounding like a "square," but stand on the top of the mountain and look down for yourself at where this hypocritical love of fallen man and this seed of godless, licentiousness behavior will lead and where it has led our nation to. When natural law and heavenly absolutes are abandoned and left out of the “love" equation and definition, expect only societal devastation and ravishing of the soul to follow.
Eros is the Greek name for this being and also the Greek word for love (i.e., LUST), which describes the unbridled sexual passions of fallen man (Rom. 1:24, 28, 29). The sole desire of Eros love is to find self-gratification or self-fulfillment in another individual. Eros love may give the individual a genuine feeling for or attraction to someone, but the bottom line of this “love” is that it is rooted in a narcissistic (self-centered) mindset (Gal. 5:19; Eph. 5:5; James 1:14-15; Jude 1:10).
The word Agape (love) in the Greek language describes the highest form of love. This love seeks only the highest and best for its object in all matters of life here in time and in eternity future. Unlike Eros love which is rooted in self and a narcissistic agenda, Agape love is rooted in the pinnacle of excellence and selfless expression towards its object. Almighty God’s love (His highest and best) for you and me is nothing less than God Himself and His perfect will for the object of His love (Rom. 8:28, 32, 35; 2 Cor. 2:15, 1 John 4:10). GOD is love. Note God’s love in action towards you and me. The Bible states:
God GAVE His Son for us so that we should not perish but have everlasting life. How wonderful is that! All of God’s love is found in the Person of Jesus Christ for you and me. My dear friend, I do not know anything more wonderful than that!!
True Love Always - TLA
This Valentine’s Day don’t get caught up in all the “Eros hype.” Fear (reverence) Almighty God and enjoy (worship) Him in SPIRIT and TRUTH (Prov. 1:7; John 4:24; James 3:8). Show those whom you truly love the agape love of Almighty God (1 John 4:11, 21). Almighty God’s love truly satisfies the famished soul and brings true joy to the human heart (Psalm 16:11; John 17:13; 1 Peter 1:8).
Do you know the agape LOVE of Almighty God that is found ONLY in His Son Jesus Christ? God so LOVED you that he sent His Son to pay the price for your transgressions against the RIGHTEOUS standards of Almighty God (Rom. 10:4; 1 Peter 3:18). Again, my dear friend, I do not know how to say anything more wonderful than that! The one true God and Creator of the Universe truly loves you (1 John 4:10)!
Don’t be stupid and follow cupid. Follow the One who LOVED you and GAVE Himself to you (Gal. 2:20). Place your trust in Him today. You will NEVER be the same – no, Never!
The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!
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