The difference between love and lust is hard for many individuals to differentiate. As Christians, it is important for us to be able to tell the difference between love and lust. In our modern-day society, many individuals mix love and lust as being the same thing; however, love and lust are two distinct things.
This can be a difficult topic to discuss, yet it is critical for us to talk about these topics to help not only ourselves but also others.
Lust Versus Love
As stated, lust and love are not the same things. The Bible gives us an accurate description of both love and lust. Jesus defines love for us by showing us the ultimate example of love by dying on the cross for our sins (John 3:16-17).
Jesus loves us so much that He died for us while we were still unbelievers (Romans 5:8). From Jesus’ example, we know what real love truly is. Love is putting someone else’s interest above your own.
Often in our western culture, we define love to be an emotional feeling or…