True love? We all look for it and long for it and
occasionally, that we’ve found it…but what is it,
Most of us have an idea what love looks like but
do we really have any
idea what it is?
The Bible says…it’s God. God is Love.
1 John 4:16b “…God is love, and the one who
abides in love abides in
God, and God abides in him.”
Love wants the best for others…right?
Take it another step: Love wants the best for
One more step: Love wants what God wants for
Love wants love for the one loved. To love is to
want God in your
heart so that you can show God – who is love – to
the person you wish
Love is to sacrifice and put the needs of others
That is what Jesus did. This is love, not that we
loved God, but that
He loved us and sent His Son as a sacrifice for
our sins. 1 John 4:10
When someone says they love you ask yourself, are
they taking or
giving? If you think you love someone are you
wanting the best of
them for yourself, or the best God has for them?
One is love and the
other is not.
When someone says you can have the love of Jesus
know this, that Jesus
shows His love in that He gave everything for you;
that while we were
yet sinners Christ died for us.
The greatest commandment is that we love the Lord
out God will all
that we have and all that we are. The irony of
this is that we cannot
do it without Him. Seems God in His great mercy
made us to need Him.
It’s really all about Him; everything is about
Him; this love thing
is about Him – and yet in His love and mercy He
makes it about us.
Isn’t that what Love is?