Unconditional Love

Love is not unending tolerance of bad behavior. It is true that love covers sin, but it also corrects it. (Randy Smith, teacher)

We hear a lot about unconditional love today, meaning you have to continue loving someone almost to the point of overlooking his or her bad behavior. That certainly doesn’t solve any problems or help the misbehaving person to overcome his bad conduct. As Smith emphasizes, true love accepts the individual but works hard to bring correction.

Those who spare the rod of discipline hate their children. Those who love their children care enough to discipline them. (Proverbs 13:24)

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