One of the crucial components of life is love. Everything we do on earth revolves around love (either lack of love or the existence of it).
So why are we so interested about love today?
You see we are going into a season supposedly about love and we don’t even know the foundation of love.
Love formed creation and Love sustains creation (I mean that both literally and figuratively).
You see God’s fundamental reason for creating man was formed out of love.
Why was God interested in a barren earth (Gen 1:1). He could as well have left it. He dwelt in heaven and I’m sure heaven was good.
He knew there was going to be a God-like specie called man who would soon inhabit the earth and he needed to make it good for you and me. Fit to standard. Because you were about to be made (or your ancestors).
Then He needed man to come and have dominion over the earth. Why was He so interested in us having dominion. We are meant to be an extension of God on earth. Just as he has dominion over the heavens, He created us to have dominion over the earth. God created a son; an offspring; made in His image and likeness to take charge of his estate; for the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof (Ps. 24:1)
Gen 1: 26 “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”
You see you can’t really know love if you don’t know God. Because His love is embedded into your very nature. Every single part of your being is fashioned according to purpose. No mistakes.
So what is love? Or Who is love?
1 cor 13: “-4 Love endures with patience and serenity,
– Love is kind and thoughtful, and is not jealous or envious;
– Love does not brag and is not proud or arrogant.
-5 Love is not rude; it is not self-seeking,
– Love is not provoked [nor overly sensitive and easily angered];
– Love does not take into account a wrong endured.
-6 Love does not rejoice at injustice, but rejoices with the truth [when right and truth prevail].
-7 Love bears all things [regardless of what comes],
– believes all things [looking for the best in each one],
– hopes all things [remaining steadfast during difficult times], endures all things [without weakening].
-8 Love never fails [it never fades nor ends]. But as for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for the gift of special knowledge, it will pass away”
And do you know that God is Love. 1 John 4: 7 “Beloved, let us [unselfishly] love and seek the best for one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves [others] is born of God and knows God [through personal experience]. 8 The one who does not love has not become acquainted with God [does not and never did know Him], for God is love. [He is the originator of love, and it is an enduring attribute of His nature.]”
So you can read that passage in 1 cor. 13 again and replace “Love” with “God” and see how amazing God is!
You’re God’s expression of love. Forgiveness, Redemption, Salvation, Eternal Life. Everything He did for you through Christ is an expression of how much He loves you and cares about you, and it never changes!!
And He expects you to show that love to everyone including your spouse! God loves you so that you can love others. That’s why he shows you his great love , so that others can receive it through you and believe in Him.