Love Is Blind

By Jarrad Miller

What is the definition of LOVE? Our society confuses love & lust. Unlike lust, God's kind of love is directed outward towards others, not inward towards ourselves. Love has become a mixed-up term with little meaning.

Today, people are still confused about love. It is the greatest of all human qualities, and it is an attribute of God himself! 

Whoever does not love does not know God,
because God is love.  - 1 John 4:8

God spoke through the prophet Jeremiah saying, "I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness" (Jer. 31:3). He is eager to do the best for us if we will let Him. Before we were formed in the womb the Lord knew us. For years we swam around in a sea of meaningless searching for love. Mary J. Blige had a joint called "Real Love,' where she belted out that she was in search of a real love. However, I will never forget the song by Eve called "Love Is

"Love is blind and it will take over your mind. What you think is love, is truly not. 
You need to elevate and find." - Eve

There is definitely some truth to the above statement, but love is NOT blind; it's the people who know the Word, but do NOT know the meaning of it! In high school, I dated a girl I thought I was in love with. But I tried to control her. God gently leads, Satan tugs hard. I didn't want her to wear revealing clothes, nor have male friends, because I thought they would probably be flirtatious with each other. I would get upset if I even thought she looked at another guy. No longer did I look at her as human. I looked at her as my property, and ultimately I felt that I could put my hands on her. . .all in the name of LOVE!

LOVE IS NOT BLIND! It is that the truth of love has been veiled to those who do not know or have fellowship with the Son. Rihanna sings to us, "we found love in a hopeless place," but when you spend your meaningless life searching for love and searching for hope, eventually you will realize that hope & love are found in Jesus Christ who will never disappoint.

So back to Eve's song, "what you think is love, is truly not. You need to elevate and find." Isn’t that the truth! The Word of God says, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, in order to prove by you what is that good and pleasing and perfect will of God” (Romans 12:2).

In conclusion, we need to elevate and find out what love is truly about. Apostle Paul said that love is the greatest gift. 

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres. Love never fails. - 1 Corinthians 13:4-8