True Love Requires Love For The Truth

True love requires love for the truth—in fact, as the Apostle Paul said, love rejoices in the truth (1 Corinthians 13:6). And that truth forms the boundaries for love’s expression.

In Scripture, we see that Jesus loves all kinds of people, including the ones many of us would have a hard time loving: doubters, haters, atheists, homosexuals, traitors and even terrorists. But Jesus doesn’t love what they do. That’s the balance. God loves you, but He doesn’t love everything you do. If we don’t take both sides into account, love becomes license—a permission slip we use to excuse doing what we want instead of what God wants.

Jesus came to bring change. It’s His love that affects us and leads us to repentance, and it’s our rejection of His love that leads us to inescapable judgment.