The Bible explains what it is in beautiful, yet easy to understand language. This is one of the most important things that God wants us to get. What is Love?
Is it a feeling? A commitment? A choice? No.
Well, not in the context of what we are talking about here anyway. The truth is that Love is God. The Bible makes this very clear.
So, that begs the question, “If God is love, then how does love act?” I believe the scripture gives us a concise picture of the nature of God in the description about love in 1 Corinthians.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (NIV) 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It is not rude, 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. 8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
The degree to which we love like the scripture says is the degree to which we are like God.
This teaching breaks down all 16 attributes of love given in the passage above, and seeks to bring better clarity to what love should look like in God’s people. When I taught it at my church, there was such a sweet spirit of unity that arose from it that is hard for me to explain. God is truly amazing.
I hope you enjoy this teaching. We can discuss it in the comments section below if you’d like.