What is Love? This is an important question… Perhaps one of the most important questions one may ask oneself in life… The answer leading us directly to God.
The word love in itself has many connotations… lust, infatuation, desire, possession, craving, obsession, mastery, satisfaction, just to name an obvious few. But I am not asking the definition of that love, but the definition of Love as in God’s love for us and the love we are called to offer each other in this life, on Earth as it is in Heaven.
The best definition of God’s Love I’ve read is in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (NIV):
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
With this description we are offered a glimpse of God. He is patient, He is kind. God does not boast, nor is He proud. God will not dishonor us, nor is He self-seeking or easily angered! He keeps no record of wrongs! He rejoices in Truth. He will always protect us, trusts our best self, and is always full of hope. He will persevere forever.
This Love describes the God of the Universe… one who I have come to know and have given my trust. He is my hope, my strength and is the only Truth there is. God is Love. To know God is to know Love… that’s why “What is Love?” is such an important question. True happiness in this life and beyond rests entirely in the mastery of this… Love.
❤God is Love is God