Beware of Trade Love

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Thanking God for His Unconditional Love

Trade Love. You’ve heard of it. It has been around for such a long time. It’s based on condition: I’ll love you “if” you love me. I only give to you “because” you give to me. I’ll call you “if “you call me. It’s your time to do something. Beware. Trade love comes with an unseen price tag.

Trade loving is loving like “I” love; loving according to the flesh, not according to the Spirit. “I ” bought the lunch this time. Now it’s “your” time; and I’m not going to buy lunch again until “you” do. That’s trade love. It’s about what you can do for me. It tends to hold what started out to be a genuine and loving relationship hostage. It’s attitude is based on “if you do,” not genuine love. Don’t get caught up in trade love. Know that your love will fade, if you use it to trade.

Thank God for the love of Christ. It’s not trade love. His love is unconditional  He still loves us whether we love Him or not. No matter how we treat Him, He won’t trade His love with us. Because of His love, we have everything (life, food, clothe, shelter, etc.). He’s constantly calling us to come to Him, even when we walk away. He loves us freely, never holding us hostage. God’s attitude is to first love and keep on loving. God is love.

“This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.” John 15:12  KJV

“And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting of Christ.” 2 Thessalonians 3:5  KJV

“Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6:31 KJV

In God, I will keep on thanking Him for His unconditional love.  By Hertistine Washington

 

 

 

 

 

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