People always say that God is love, but what is love? The Haddaway song never answers the question. All Haddaway asks is that his baby doesn’t hurt him no more. Is love just a feeling we get? I mean, after all what is this crazy little thing called love?
I say I love Nintendo, but do I really love it? No… I just really like Nintendo. That is a classic example of how much the word love gets thrown around. It almost loses its meaning.
Well I did some biblical research, and as it turns out, we get an exact definition of love. Now I’m not saying the dictionary’s definition which simply says, “a feeling of strong or constant affection for a person”. I mean the real definition. If God is perfect and yet He is love all at the same time, that means His love is perfect. Mind blowing stuff, I know.
I recommend reading all of 1 Corinthians 13, but here is what 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 says:
“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.”
Wow. Who can honestly say that they treat their significant other or family like this? I know I can’t. But I now know what I should be striving for.
I have a thought. Let’s use other words besides love to describe our feelings towards things. There is no way we are fulfilling God’s definition of love when it comes to a meal you ate or that meme online. Love should be reserved for the important people in your life–and Nintendo.
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