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that we are not truly loving people the way Jesus did if we shy back from the truth in the name of love. Jesus never did that. His love runs so much deeper. Lisa Bevere Beloved, let’s be like Jesus—full of compassion, yet uncompromising in truth. May we never cease to declare with boldness the unchanging, constant, unconditional, infinite, undeserved, adamant love of God— but let’s remember that love always calls us out of brokenness into something better. Let’s never forget that the same Jesus who says, “Neither do I condemn you,” says, “Go and leave your life of sin.” He doesn’t just forgive our sins and remove our shame. He sets us free from sin’s tyrannical rule in our lives and invites us into life as He intended for us. God, in His adamant love for us, won’t settle for anything less. We shouldn’t either. RATE THIS ARTICLE Lisa Bevere is a New York Times bestselling author and internationally known speaker. Her previous books, which include Fight Like a Girl, Lioness Arising, Girls with Swords, and Without Rival, are in the hands of millions worldwide. Lisa and her husband John are the founders of Messenger International, an organization committed to developing uncompromising followers of Christ who transform their world. Bevere has spent more than two decades empowering women of all ages to find their identity and purpose. Her latest book, Adamant: Finding Truth in a Universe of Opinions, released nationwide on April 17, 2018. Solutions • 35