Devotional Text: 2 Timothy 3:2-4
No power exists greater than love. It motivated God to the greatest act humanly known (John 3:16). It seems to us so very natural and easy. After all, can’t we just fall into it?
The truth is, love can be so very hard. We often fail horribly when it comes to love—and this isn’t about failed relationships.
Paul describes coming “times difficulty” and characteristics of men that would make it so (2 Tim. 3:1-5). In this list of nineteen traits, five of them have specifically to do with love. That’s over one-fourth of the list. Messed up love makes life so difficult.
It’s all about love misguided; love with the wrong aim; loving the wrong things and not loving the right things.
Paul says that among the things that will make these times so bad is that men will love self, money, and pleasure, all the while failing to love God and good (2 Tim. 3:2,3,4).
It’s seriously misguided love. It’s not a question of if one can love, but rather what they do love.
A very necessary step in any real self-evaluation is to take a hard look at the true objects of our affection. Honestly, what do I love?
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