What matters most in expressing our faith?
The Bible answers with one word: Love. What am I to do when my love is weak and in short supply? What difference does godly love make in the rush of everyday living? These are questions that Christians ask and need answered.
Love Matters answers these vital questions and others through a careful examination of what the Word of God has to say about reproducing God’s love in the exercise of personal faith. Love Matters is unique in developing this study of love in a redemptive-historical setting.
Love Matters is a biblical study of the divine call to love God and others wholeheartedly and the means by which the believer can overcome deficiencies in that call.
When I picked up this book to read, the first thing I thought of was “Jesus loves me.” My heart is happy knowing I am loved by Him. Now I need to share that love with others. We are called to be examples of Christ and show love to everyone. Throughout the book the author gives illustrations where Jesus showed love to others. Do we show love to others even when they don’t? We are to love without question and to love like Jesus loves the church.
I liked how the author reminds us how God loved those he could have turned his back on. Instead of letting Noah drown in the flood, He spared him and therefore showed His love. God illustrates that same kind of love to each of us. He forgives us and loves us unconditionally. He also commands us to love our enemy. That can sometimes be hard when he have been hurt and rejected by someone. There were those in the Bible that rejected God, yet He still loved without ceasing.
This is a great Bible study to go deeper into how important it is to love at all times. The author provides questions at the end of each chapter to use as a study. This would make a great small group Bible study or to use for individual study.
“God’s love is at the foundation of everything. Love really does make the world go ‘round.”
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.