Friday night, on the way to work, I heard a small part of a Joyce Meyer talk on the radio. What grabbed me was this: God wants us to control self and love others, but we want to love ourselves and control others.

love_one_another_This fit with notes I made in November 2015:

Love is powerful, but power is not love!

Those who love power do not know the power of love.

Those who find power through love are not powerful. Instead they abandon power because love is so powerful it supercedes all power of the flesh.

Love does not make the lover powerful, but makes the lover content in their context.

Power dominates, but love resuscitates.

But the spiritual nature produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and SELF-CONTROL. There are no laws against things like that. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified their corrupt nature along with its passions and desires. If we live by our spiritual nature, then our lives need to conform to our spiritual nature. We can’t allow ourselves to act arrogantly and to provoke or envy each other” (Galatians 5:22-26 God’s Word©, emphasis added).

“Never get revenge. Never hold a grudge against any of your people. Instead, love your neighbor as you love yourself. I am the LORD” (Leviticus 19:18 God’s Word©).