Love! According to the world’s definition, love is “an intense feeling of deep affection.” Also “a person or thing that one loves.” But yet majority of people in the world can’t seem to follow their own definition. Love is one of the most mentioned word around the world but yet people still don’t know the true meaning of love.
So, what is love? Love is God. And because of His love for humanity, the world still exist. Throughout the book called “Bible”, God teaches us what love is and how to love. If we go to 1st Corinthians chapter 13 verse 1-8, it talks about how love is Indispensable. Meaning that love is the most important, absolutely necessary, essential, crucial, vital, needed, required, imperative, key, and a must-have.
1 Corinthians 13:1- 8
“If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.”
“If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.”
“If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.”
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, It does not boast, it is not proud.”
“It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”
“Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.”
“It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”
“Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.”
So, how does love apply to us? In the book called “Bible”, according to the book of Genesis chapter 1 verse 26, we were created from the image and likeness of God. And since God is love, therefore we have to be love as well. We have to breathe, eat, speak and act love. We can not afford to be anything else but love. Imagine if everyone in the world would love, this world would have less problems.
But we are all so busy doing our own thing and we miss the most important factor, love. We need to realize, first and foremost we need love, be loved and spread love which we get from God. Without love, anything that we are and everything that we do has no meaning or purpose.
We need to focus on God because He is love and He is the ONLY one who can give and teach us what true love is. Ladies and gentlemen, let’s turn to God. He is the one who has demonstrated the greatest love ever shown in the entire universe by sending His son Jesus to save humanity. And the one who will continue to demonstrate the greatest love ever until the end.
P.S: It is extremely necessary to get the book called “Bible” if you don’t have one already. I recommend three different versions and you can get either one through the links below.