“…for God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life...” John 3:16 NKJV [italics & emphasis mine]
The late Dr. Ed. L. Cole in his teachings defined love as, “the desire to benefit others at the expense of self because love, primarily, desires to give” He went on to define lust as, “the desire to benefit self at the expense of others because lust, primarily and ultimately desires to get” to top it all he said, “you can give without loving, but you can not love without giving” Jesus said in His teachings that we can measure our love by our giving, “…greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends…” John 15:13 KJV italics and emphasis mine.
Challenge to us today is, how much do we really love God? Further more, do we really love or lust after Him when all we do when we go to him as ask, ask, ask…when we are done asking we request, request, request? Don’t get me wrong, God wants us to go to Him when we are in trouble, but it really gets into His nerves (if he has any) when WE ONLY GO TO HIM when in trouble, after that we have no business with Him…is this love or Lust?