What is Love?
There are poems, songs, and stories telling us, but have you ever stopped to think about what real love is? We are told that love is in the air. We know that air is everywhere around us, therefore love must be everywhere. Although air in and of itself has nothing to do with love, I concede that love IS everywhere because God is Love, the Bible tells me so.
1 John 4:7: “Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.”
Without God there can be no love only lust of the flesh, of money, riches, fame and/or fortune. We throw that word love around (lose and free) until it has lost its value or original meaning.
John 3:16 KJV “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.”
Everyone is worried about the obligations of life – obey the law, submit to authority, follow the rules, pay your taxes, honor the office even if you don’t respect the morals or ethics of the one who holds the office, they can become bitter, irritable, confrontational, and argumentative. The bible tells us that by loving our fellow man, we have fulfilled the law, as God requires and without bitterness. – extracted from “Our Debt to our Fellowman” www.ptl.org
Take a look at how Webster’s 1913 Dictionary defines Love:
Galatians NIV 5:22-23 22 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”
It’s good to know that in a world of every changing values, where right is deemed wrong and wrong is right, people are told what to think, how to think and what the world defines love to be, that God is in control. Nothing takes God by surprise. – RTM