The word love always trends on twitter. It is used every second of the day. A word that has been abused more than any word in the English language. Everyone uses the word. Whether you believe in its origin in God or not, people use the word and for many, its so fluid, that its weight has little value when said. Love has been reduced in many cases to lust.
People use the word to manipulate people. People use the word out of a genuine heart felt response based upon how someone makes them feel. No matter why you are using the word its power is not absolute.
While love is powerful and the very essence of God, it is not sufficient enough to make the most evil person repent and give their life to Jesus. The hearts of many are so cold that love or fear will not save them. They are simply doomed. Never forget that Jesus was the epitome of love and yet he was stilled murdered by people He asked God the Father to forgive. It is this understanding that I want you to keep, when you hear people try to use Jesus loves you as a tactic to bring someone into fellowship with Jesus.
Love doesn’t bring a person in. Its revelation. The ability to have the self awareness of ones sin will bring them into fellowship with Jesus, when they seek an answer for it. Jesus will always become the only solution for the dilemma. Christians are called to be salt and light. Not love and love. The salt means we are delightful people. Good people that may be trusted and the light is the revelation.
He who wins souls is wise. Fear is the beginning, but love is the sustainer. What does a person fear? There soul lost because of sin. When they believe, love will carry them through the trials and the tribulation. Fear is the beginning of wisdom. Fear is the beginning of knowledge. Love is afterward. It is the everlasting sustainer.