“ Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there aretongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. (1 Corinthians 13:4-8)”
When a person asks “What is Love” it’s usually because they are uncertain if someone truly loves them. It’s only when something is lacking that one begins to analyze and contemplate what that thing actually is. When one is loved, they tend to feel it intuitively in their guts. That very same feeling one gets when they think of the goodness of Jesus Christ.
So what is “Love without God?” When one is loved, there is tangible proof. It’s not an abstract thought or feeling, it’s concrete and evidenced. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
The source of love is God which is the manifestation of love by believers. One can’t truly show genuine love without the Love for Christ. Love is active, yet selfishness. This means, when one is treated with love, their heart feels that love. It’s not a concept but an action.
“Lord, You are the beginning, the end, and the very essence of love in me. Open my eyes to see as You see and love others through me.” ~Sandy Smith
Written By: Kimberly Fields
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