A lot of times, people come to me to elucidate what at all it meant to love, and to be loved. What at all is the meaning of that four-lettered word, LOVE? This blog is not on ‘relationship’ and I am not digressing from the purpose for which it has been made neither, but as human beings we are very prepared and ready to go whatever dimension to get solution to whatever bothering we have; it is our nature. Who knows where someone might end up in the bid to understand someone’s love for him/her? And so, I have by divine guidance been given this to write as an interim reply.
“God is love.” – (1 John 4:16) This thought is the key to God’s purpose in creation. If love is characterized by any one attribute, that attribute is the desire and necessity of giving. God is love; God must give. So God created us so he can give to us. When we say we love someone we are expected to give to that person irrespective of the situations at hand. Someone who sees giving to you his/her responsibility is the one who truly loves you. See our parents, they love us unconditionally like the almighty God does. That is Love! For someone to profess so much love for you, and you are looking for traits to ascertain its authenticity, as to whether it isn’t by word of mouth intended to lead you astray, first and foremost, you must be able to read all the attributes of God, who is love, from the actions of the person. God did not just tell us he loves us, he proved with creation and further with the death of Christ on the cross for us, and many more – all are free gifts. Remember, we have been created in the image of God.
Love in itself is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. (1 Corinthian 13:4-7)
Beware, not all gifts are out of Love, some have deadly intents behind them. Read more of the Bible for much more traits of love. This is just a teaser. The main post, ‘The alphabetic attributes of God’, is coming up pretty soon. Keep watch!