Love is War

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Love is not for the faint of heart. Jesus Christ is the example of what love is. Parents are to follow that example.  The love of Christ  is contrary to what is natural. The love of Christ means we are to be in a constant state of war with the enemy of our souls. Love strikes at the heart of the enemy. Love is living for Christ instead of ourselves. 


Love is self-denial. Love puts the welfare of others above our own interests. To love is to follow Christ. It is this love that will tear down the gates of hell. 


Your children must be won to Christ. They cannot be won if you are spectators in the war for their souls. May God grant that you will have the courage to bring the weapons of his Spirit to bear upon your children.


Trust God’s rules of engagement as you lead your children towards the cross:


Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.


Love is War. It is a war that Christ has won!

Jay Younts
John A. (Jay) Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger, and is a ruling elder serving at Redeemer Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He has written Everyday Talk, Everyday Talk About Sex & Marriage, Finding the Right Track, the In Touch With Paul stewardship series, and What About War. He has studied and taught about biblical childrearing for 30 years. He and his late wife Ruth have five adult children.