And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity (love) – 1st Corinthians 13:13 Corinth was morally corrupted, love had become a mixed-up term with little meaning. Today, people are still confused about love. Love is the greatest of all human qualities, and it’s an attribute of God. Love involves unselfish service to others, It will cause you to sacrifice your time, money, your prayer time for others.
Love will cause you to feel another person’s hurt and have empathy towards them. Love will enable you to be slow to speak and quick to hear. Love will cause you to fast for others to receive what they need from God when they can’t go before God because of their sin or their weak relationship with God. Love never dies, nor does it weakens, it continually grows until we become mature in our Father’s love .
Love will remember the hurt, but forgive who the hurt came through. Love is patience, having love-suffering towards others. Love is perseverance to show others the love of Christ through you. Love doesn’t gossip, fault-find, or enjoy seeing others fail. Love is desiring to see others come into the knowledge of God no matter what the cost.
Love is not saying I love you and our actions are opposite of our words. Love is gentle and meek, love is seeing others through the eyes of God. We should love God with every part of our being, and we should love others as God loves them.