Love is a super confusing emotion. We say we “love” a lot of things when we really mean we like, we desire, we enjoy, we crave. And sometimes when we say “love” we really mean “lust”. We live in a world that glorifies fantasy love while real relationships struggle and more often than not our disordered desires lead to pain and brokenness. No wonder we have so many questions about love! In this video, we take a look at what the Bible says about this messy thing we call love to find clarity and understanding so we can manage this emotion in a better way.



In western culture, we use this word lovefor everything. The emotion of love is . very difficult to explain.


Love Vs Lust —— Love is giving, lust is taking



[Hosea 1:2-3]

When the Lord first began speaking to Israel through Hosea, he said to him, Go and marry a prostitute, so that some of her children will be conceived in prostitution. This will illustrate how Israel has acted like a prostitute by turning against the Lord and worshiping other gods.

So Hosea married Gomer, the daughter of Diblaim, and she became pregnant and gave Hosea a son. 


[Hosea 3:1-2]

Then the Lord said to me, Go and love your wife again, even though she commits adultery with another lover. This will illustrate that the Lord still loves Israel, even though the people have turned to other gods and love to worship them.

So I bought her back for fifteen pieces of silver and five bushels of barley and a measure of wine.


Spiritual maturity with love looks like this:

  1. Reflect on motives


[Psalm 139:23-24]

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.


2) Share your intentions


[1 John 1:6-7]

So we are lying if we say we have fellowship with God but go on living in spiritual darkness; we are not practicing the truth.  But if we are living in the light, as God is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, cleanses us from all sin.



Application Questions

  1. What stood out to you from this message and why?
  2. What is one thing God is telling you to START doing because of this message?
  3. What is one thing God is telling you to STOP doing because of this message?
  4. How will this message change how you act at home, at work, and in your relationships?