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God’s Definition of Love

Posted on: 7-15-112013

“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

Today is Valentine’s Day…a day when we usually hear the word “love” more than normal.  All this talk about “love” makes me wonder if we really even know what the word really means.  Sure, we may understand the definition of “love” by the world’s standards, but do we know what it means by God’s standards?  Our definition of love means that we care about our family and our friends.  His definition of love means that we care about our enemies.  Our definition of love means that we get something out of the relationship as well.  His definition of love means that we sacrifice everything with the possibility of never getting anything in return.  Our definition of love has an escape plan attached to it if it doesn’t work out like we want it to.  His definition of loves is forever…no matter what.  Our definition of love says that love shouldn’t cost you very much.  His definition of love says that love will cost you everything.

In light of His definition of love, consider Jesus:

He died on the cross for His enemies

He died on the cross with the possibility of never getting anything in return

He died on the cross and promised to love us FOREVER

He died on the cross even though it cost Him EVERYTHING

Guess it’s pretty apparent who our real “Valentine” is, wouldn’t you say?

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1 Response to "God’s Definition of Love"

Shani,
This is the one I selected for the February paper…
Thanks,
Richard

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