Love – Mon – 23-05-08

What comes to mind when you hear the word ultimate? The word means the most extreme or important version of something. Does the word remind you of the Ultimate Fighting Championship? It is an extreme form of mixed martial arts. Opponents punch, kick, wrestle and throw each other about the ring. Thy pin each other, twisting limbs and causing pain. Oh, some things are illegal, like spitting or hair pulling, or kicking someone in the head while they’re lying the mat. If they are standing, kick them in the head all you want. You just can’t do that while they’re lying on the mat. This type of fighting is ultimate because it is extreme.

An opposite to ultimate fighting is love. Love seeks what is best for the other. And love can be extreme. God is the ultimate example of love. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (NIV 1984) God sacrificed his son to pay the penalty for our sin. That’s extreme love. Jesus also shows ultimate love. He had a choice. Galatians 2:20 says he loved us and gave himself up for us. God is our model for how to treat others. His example is extreme. We must show love like the ultimate example of love, God himself.

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