Just In Case You Really Want To Love

by David J. Stewart | April 2023

Matthew 22:35-40, “Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.”
The following 18 life-changing statements are from Pastor Jack Hyles' beautiful sermon titled: 'JUST IN CASE YOU REALLY WANT TO LOVE' ...
  1. It is sad but true, that most people cannot define love or depth. We are commanded to love God and others. Love is not selfish. If it is selfish, it is not love. Real Bible love causes more pain than not loving; If you don't want to suffer, don't love.
  2. So there are few people who are [able] to recognize love, so love most always goes unnoticed and unappreciated and unreturned. Real Bible love is unrecognized and unrecognizable by 99% of the people in the world, and most of the people perhaps in this room tonight. The people in this room tonight who love the most are not loved the most.
  3. The loving are seldom loved as much as they love.
  4. The deep go through life branded as 'shallow,' because no one is qualified to measure their depth.
  5. Few have the eyes to see, or the ears to hear, what true love is all about.
  6. That means if you do love truly, you will go through life misunderstood by those who think you misunderstand. If you love according to Bible love, you will go through life misunderstood by those who misunderstand. 
  7. So the farther you walk in love, the lonelier you will walk. Most of you want to be loved, but the kind of love you want is not Bible love. But in case you really want to love, you're going to go through life lonelier the more you love.
  8. The deeper you love, the less love you will feel. The more that you love, the fewer people are that deep, so they won't be able to reciprocate your love. You'll find yourself hungry to be loved the way you love others.
  9. You cannot be credited as a lover by the university of love, because the accrediting association is too shallow to judge. That means the world will not call you a “lover” if you have the right kind of love.
  10. The more you love, the more you will hurt, because your love is unrecognized, unreturned and unwanted.
  11. So if you have love, you will not be known as one who loves, because so few can understand your language. The liberal who does not believe this Bible is not born again, and if he's not born again the love of Christ is not in him, because the love of Christ comes in at salvation. The world falsely accuses the fundamentalist Bible preacher of not having love, but they don't have enough love to obey God. The Hell, fire and damnation preacher is the fella who has the most love!
  12. Likewise concerning generosity. If you are generous, you will not be recognized as such, because it will be assumed you are wealthy. It took us 35 years to pay off our home!
  13. If you are deep, you will not be known as deep, because you must be deep enough to convey depth to the simple.
  14. If you have the courage of conviction, you will be misunderstood as stubborn. A fella with convictions is not stubborn, he has convictions. But people that don't have any convictions call it “stubbornness,” 'cause you don't stand for anything, and that's why you fall for everything. Stubbornness is when you hold the same strictness over a preference that you should hold over a conviction.
  15. Impatience is being as impetuous over a preference as you should be over a conviction. Patience is when you have the same attitude toward your little petty preferences. Impatience is when you have the same attitude toward a preference as you should have toward a conviction.
  16. If you are profound, you will not be known as 'profound,' because people only see the vehicle and not the truth it transports.
  17. If you are unselfish you will not be known as unselfish, because people can only judge your motives by what would prompt them to do the same act.
  18. If you have joy, you'll not be known as having joy, because you must be judged by a world who only has happiness caused by pleasing of the senses; rather than a joy that is not caused, but it is given. Joy is given by God almighty, so you cannot lose it. You cannot earn it. Joy is not caused. You don't get joy because you see, touch, taste or hear something you like, it is given by God. Joy is given, it's not a response.
SOURCE: Pastor Jack Hyles' beautiful sermon titled:  'JUST IN CASE YOU REALLY WANT TO LOVE'
Love, as does all virtue, causes pain. If you have really godly love, you'll not feel as loved.
There is a great advantage of love...
  • The deeper you love, the more you can be alone with Him who is the source of love, who can give you the love that you offer. If you continue to grow in love, there will come a time in your life when only God can return that love. The more you understand God, the more you'll realize that nobody ever loves God back like He loves.
Why do so few people love? To most people love is a reflex. It is a response, a  reaction, something that cannot be given without a response. That ladies and gentlemen is not love! Love is not a mutual agreement, it is a unilateral decision. If your love ever stops, it wasn't Bible love.

Love is to the world something that cannot be given unless received, and cannot be retained unless returned. Real love cannot be quenched by human action, neither can it be started by human action.
“I like you if you like me” is hogwash! Most of you have never got past first grade mentality. That is the world's phony love! It's time some of you folks grow up!!!
There's no such thing as love at first sight! You're going to be living in Hell one of these days, marrying the wrong person who has no clue of what real love is. It is better to wait long than marry wrong! REAL LOVE NEVER FAILETH!!!
There's no such thing as: “I don't love you anymore.” That statement is foreign to the love of God! You got that garbage from ABC, CBS, NBC, HBO, Jerry Springer, Amazon, Roku, Netflix, Montel Williams, Hollywood, Inside Edition, 60 Minutes, The Tonight Show, Current Affair, Cosmopolitan, Howard Stern, Larry King, Sesame Street, Hawaii 50, Filmrise, Larry King, Vevo, YouTube, Broadway, Cinemax, Showtime, The View, Oprah Winfrey and other worldly sources. We're all being affected by the world, so that we know nothing of the love of God. The average churchgoer nowadays know nothing about the love of God.

The Apostle Paul discovered that the greater his love grew toward others, the less they could reciprocate that love. 2nd Corinthians 12:15, “And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved.” It is painful to love without being loved in return, but very rewarding to know that God is loving others through us. What a privilege and blessing!

No love grows cold. No love stops. Love suffereth long and is kind. If you are saved, you have the love of God...
  1. Walk with God who is the dispenser.
  2. Walk with dispensers. Don't walk with crabs, gossips and critics. Walk with those who dispense the love of Christ.
  3. Read from dispensers.
  4. Listen to dispensers.
  5. Read from the source of love, the inspired King James Bible.
Amen and amen!

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