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​Love is Love?
By: LaToya Dawkins

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. (Genesis 1:27, KJV)

When we think of the meaning of, “love is love”, it means love is all inclusive, love whomever or whatever you’d like. On the surface it sounds great, like freedom; a life filled with passion and raw desire, however, anything without boundaries is dangerous. If you understand boundaries, even unconditional love comes with boundaries. Would allowing our children to do what they want, with whom they want, and when they want be a sign of love? We can discipline our children yet never waiver in our love. The same concept can be applied for us with our 
Heavenly Father. The Bible says in Hebrews 12:6 (NIV), “because the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and he chastens everyone he accepts as his son.” 

God is love, perfectly defines love and no other definition is required. Love that exemplifies what God stands for is love. Love that protects (Proverbs 1:10-15), love that disciplines (He-brews 12:7), love that is fruitful (Genesis 1:28), and love that mirrors the image of God (Genesis 1:27). True freedom in love is not doing what we “want” or “desire”. Is it a “free” country with no laws? No, that is anarchy. True freedom is knowing that the Creator loved you enough to provide you with a guide, the Bible, the best love story ever told. Pursue God. Let us not be blinded by the catch phrases and terms that the world uses to define love. Love at its core is who created it-God is love. 

Scripture Reference: John 3:16 

Thought for the Week: If love is love, then it has no structure, boundaries, or order. Our God is a God of order. God is love.