Love and lust are very different!
“14 But he refused to listen to her, and since he was stronger than she, he raped her. 15 Then Amnon hated her with intense hatred. In fact, he hated her more than he had loved her. Amnon said to her, “Get up and get out!””
(2 Samuel 13)
“Love and lust are very different. After Amnon raped his half sistes, his “love” turned into hate. Although he claimed to be in love, he was actually overcome by lust. Love is patient; lust requires immediate satisfaction. Love is kind; lust is harsh. Love does not demand its own way; lust does. You can read about the characteristics of real love in 1 Corinthians 13. Lust may feel like love at first, but when physically expressed, it results in self-disgust and hatred of the other person. If you just can’t wait, what you feel is not true love”.
(Zondervan Life Application Study Bible, NIV)
Prayer suggestions: for true love for God and others; for discernment between love and lust; for God to work in us so we become more like Christ; for an unselfish attitute toward others; for God to make us merciful, compassionate and caring.