The world has many strange professions of love. Take a man who beats his wife, after every episode will come the profuse apology and restatement of devotion. The adulterer the same pattern, over the years I have seen many come into unexpected blessings and are
Sure it’s from the Lord. In thanks they make bold professions of devotion. If things continue well their commitment fades. If events turn they blame God or forget Him. It matters not really how the events transpire the profession was always a fraud. On the other side in great tragedy or desperation great professions are made. Whether things get better or not God fades. I’m certain the beaten wife would rather have the real love instead of the profession. She would prefer hands that caress as opposed to injure. I’m also certain God has had His fill of every fraudulent conviction.
What I hate about the modern church is they are structured to obtain these bogus profession by programs and formulas that conjure up this emotional response. A few legitimates sneak in through this process but is it worth dealing with all the phonies? I say no!
The word says the world shall know us by our love, we should teach the real love of God, ignore the professions, and measure the devotion of men over a season of faithfulness. I know my wife loves me because she is faithful. I enjoy her professions but they are not the proof of her love. They are not bogus and that is the joy inherent therein. Can God desire any less?