Love Is Blind – God’s Way

Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins. ~ 1 Peter 4:8

We have all heard the phrase – “love is blind”.  We’ve come to understand to mean that those who are in love are blinded by that love to see the object of their affection’s flaws.  We’ve come to think of it as a fault.

I don’t think that this is what God means.  This phrase isn’t a definition of a fault.  A simple fact that we should be aware of and avoid.

No, I think that God meant this as a command.  An order to a soldier.  I think that this is an intentional call to love blindly.  Overlooking the hurts that are caused by those that we love.

Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 13 that love keeps no record of wrongs.  This is loving blindly.

It’s not easy, but it is simple.

Love one another.  Love is easy when the person reciprocates that love.  Love is easy when it’s someone that we have a lot in common with.  Love is easy when the relationship benefits us.

True love only comes through knowing Christ – and loving as He loved.  Blindly.

He loved us – even while we were sinners. (Romans 5:8)

He died for us – even while we were sinners.

He forgave us, and those who crucified Him – even while we were sinners.

“Lord, please let me love this way.  Help me to see others the way You do.”

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3 Comments »

  1. And he still loves us blindly even though we walk too often with faltering steps even in our faith.

    • bessfisher Said:

      2 Peter 1:10 tells us, “Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble;” It’s a matter of being completely obedient to what we know. We will make mistakes, but when we are focused on Christ, and living only to please Him – He keeps our feet on solid, stable ground.


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