“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)
“Love” is a hard word to describe. We use it too much. We say we “love” brownies, for instance. And we say we “love” our moms. We might say we “love” the color green or that we “love” rain. So when Romans 8:39 says that nothing can separate us from the love of God, what does that really mean? What does it mean that God loves us?
1 Corinthians 13 explains “love” better than any other chapter in the Bible. Using this chapter, we learn how true love really is defined (what it really means):
God is patient – He is waiting for you to trust Him.
God is kind – He is a Father to His people.
God is not proud – He sent His only Son to die even though He was God.
God is always the same – He never changes. You can trust Him.
God wants the best for you – Read Romans 8:28.
God is happy when you obey.
God promises never to leave you.
God hopes that you will grow and offers to help you change.
God never fails – even though everything and everyone else in life fail.
1 John 4:16 says, “And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God and God in him.”
The definition (meaning) of true, everlasting love is God Himself! Love was created by God and given by God. No one loves you more than God does. God IS love.
The definition of “love” is God Himself!
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