“Why is Loving Others Often So Difficult?”


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This was reposted by my Brother in Christ, Bruce R. Mills from an original post by Got Questions? I am thrilled whenever I see other resources explaining the difference between REAL Godly love and what the world ASSUMES is love. This article explains it brilliantly!!

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Question: “Why is loving others often so difficult?”

Answer:

Loving others can be extremely difficult at times. A common phrase to refer to those people that we consistently find ourselves challenged to love is “extra grace required” people. But even people we generally like can sometimes be difficult to love. The main reason we run into difficulties in loving others is sin, both ours and that of those we try to love. Humans are fallen creatures. Apart from God and His power, we are selfish, and loving ourselves comes much more naturally than loving others. But love is not selfish; it seeks the best for others (1 Corinthians 13:5Philippians 2:3). Battling both our own selfishness and sin tendencies and dealing with the selfishness and sin tendencies…

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About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of intercessory prayer, encouragement and exhortation of the Word of God. I live in Delta, Colorado with my beautiful wife of 40+ years and a young yellow lab whom we affectionately named Bella.
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