標 題： 學習去愛
經 節： 又願主叫你們彼此相愛的心，並愛眾人的心都能增長，充足，如同我們愛你們一樣。……論到弟兄們相愛，不用人寫信給你們；因為你們自己蒙了神的教訓，叫你們彼此相愛。（帖撒羅尼迦前書三章12節，四章9節）
may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all,
just as we do to you. . .But concerning brotherly love you have no need that I
should write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God to love one another.
(1 Thessalonians 3:12; 4:9)
God is love (1 John 4:16). His very nature
is perfect love, but because of sin love does not always come freely and
naturally to His children. You may have been raised in a home where love was
not expressed. Perhaps you were hurt by someone you loved, and your heart
became hardened as a defense against further pain. You may love others but not
know how to express your love in words or actions. You may feel frustrated
because you have been called by God to love, yet you do not understand how to love
Paul wrote to the Christians in
Thessalonica to encourage them not to become disheartened as they learned to
love each other (1 Thess. 3:7). They did not need Paul to explain to them how
to love, for God Himself would teach them how to love one another. God would
give them His love, and as they followed Him, He would cause that love to
multiply. If they found someone who was difficult to love, God would enable
them to love through His Holy Spirit.
God in His grace has made provision for
our human weakness, and He is prepared to teach us how to love one another.
There are no exceptions. God can teach us to love even that especially
Are you struggling to love someone? God
will help you. He will enable you to love your parents, your spouse, your
children, your friends, or your enemy in a deeper way than you could ever love
them on your own. If you do not know how to express your love in a meaningful
way, God will teach you how to do this. God is the authority on love. As you
relate to others, ask God to make His love overflow to them through your life.