L-O-V-E. These four letters echo around us: in the heart decors that adorn almost every shop, in the songs being […]Read more »
The word LOVE could probably be the most popular word in the whole world — and the most widely defined. In fact, people of all ages have varied meanings to it – from being “love is like a many-splendored thing,” to “love makes the world go round,” to “love is blind.” The list could go on and on, and on.
We Christians, however, regard LOVE in a much deeper sense. For we are coming from the essence of LOVE Himself – God (1 John 4:8). He is the embodiment of all that LOVE is. He is the epitome of all that love DOES.
For more than a noun seeking for hundreds, or maybe even thousands, of definitions, love is a VERB. It acts.
Love … MOVES.
As demonstrated by God Himself:
•34 Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism, 35 but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right. (Acts 10:34-35)
•18 Is he not the One 19 who shows no partiality to princes and does not favor the rich over the poor, for they are all the work of his hands? (Job 34:18-19)
•God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:21)
•44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. (Matthew 5:44-45)
•This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. (1 John 4:10)
•If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! (Matthew 7:11)Read more »