Money Cannot Buy Love And It Is A Good Thing

February is always called the month of love and marks the 14th as Saint Valentine’s Day.
Over the years, the word love has been loosely used and has become a tool of deception rather than what God had originated it to be. True Love comes from God and He teaches us by His Spirit how to love and accept each other.

Today I touch on one of the things that has bothered me a lot in our evolving society – Money and Love or let me put it straight as people say – “that Money cannot buy TRUE love”. I say “true” because Money can certainly buy you deception, lies and falsehood.

                  

“Love is invincible facing death and danger. Passion laughs at the terrors of hell. The fire of love stops at nothing- it sweeps everything before it. Flood waters can’t drown love, torrents of rain can’t put it out. Love can’t be bought, love can’t be sold- it’s not to be in the marketplace.”

Songs of Solomon 8:7 (Message Translation)

There you have it- King Solomon, the lover of all time has said it all! MONEY CAN”T BUY LOVE. Love is an action. The only example of how to love won’t be found in books, videos or preaching. It is found in our Heavenly Father –God the Lover.

Loving God’s way is about giving your best and expecting nothing in return. John 3:16a says “this is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, His one and Only Son.” He gave us Jesus Christ when we were still sinners, it was a big risk, not knowing if we will accept Jesus, yet hoping that we do, so we come into a love covenant relationship with Him. It is about hoping for the best in, and for someone.

The idea that if you splash on your Wife, Husband, Children, Boyfriend, Girlfriend etc., can induce them to love you is a lie from the pits of hell. When you operate in love God’s way, giving of yourself and your resources becomes a way of life and becomes more meaningful to both you and the receiver- remember the Word of God says it is more blessed to give than to receive.

We must submit ourselves to the Holy Spirit daily so He works in us to love God’s way. That’s the only way to love and be joyful in spite of the receiver(s) attitude. Paul gives us a definition of love God’s way in I Corinthians 13 (Please read the Message translation)- my best bit of this charge by Apostle Paul is found in verses 3 “If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love , I have gotten nowhere. SO, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.” Money can’t buy love, rather with all the money you may have, you are bankrupt (broke) without love.

DO IT GOD’s WAY!

Prayer

Prayer for this week

Father, teach me to love Your way, In Jesus Name I Pray Amen

Charge

Charge for this week

Loving God’s way is supernatural, you can’t achieve this by yourself. So today let the Holy Spirit spread His Love in your Heart that you may Love God’s way. Receive Jesus Christ today as your Saviour if you haven’t and let Jesus bring the Love of the Father into your heart today. Amen!
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