When it comes to our life with God, mention love and someone will likely say, “Love's great. But there’s more to it than love. There’s got to be more.”
Probably so. Certainly so. There is something more. But there is nothing better. Most of our problems can be traced back to this: we inevitably go for the something more before being established in the nothing better—and then we wonder why our life with God seems so dry, listless, and exhausting.
Only love can save us. From ourselves. From fraudulent distortions of Christianity masquerading as the real thing. From the enemy of our souls. We can be sure of this: Satan isn’t threatened by human brilliance, he isn’t impressed by human activity, and he isn’t worried about church programs. But love? Love will be his undoing. And the world's salvation.