What is love? What ever our answer, it probably links love to things we like. The problem is that our type of love is often self centered and subject to change.
God’s love on the other hand is different. He showed His love by offering us the life of His only begotten Son Jesus.
God’s intention in this was to give us an example of what love looks like and to show us the depth of His love for us.
The ultimate expression of love is found in the cross. This type of love is ready to loose it’s rights, and ready to keep no record of wrongs.
Without the work of the cross in our own lives, the challenge of love is impossible. We need the example of Jesus continually in front of us… the message of the cross… and the Holy Spirit to help us live it.
1 Corinthians 1:18 (NKJV)
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (NKJV)
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
- Mark Saunders