The greatest of the commandments instruct us to love God and each other. The Bible defines love in many ways; however, love is never defined as is easy.
Love never fails. God never fails.
Love suffers long and is kind. God suffers long and is kind.
It is difficult to suffer long and be kind simultaneously. It can be trying to bear all things and always give those things required of love—generosity and sacrifice.
Love rejoices in truth. God rejoices in truth.
Love does not rejoice in iniquity. God does not rejoice in iniquity.
The truth about ourselves and the people we love is sometimes painful. Even ugly. We fall and we fail. Yet, God continues to love us, pick us up, and grant new mercies each day.
Love bears all things, such as a cross.
Love endures all things—even the crucifixion.
We can never replicate God’s love for us. Still, what if we allowed His Spirit to continually manifest even a fraction of that love in us?
Collectively, we could change the world.
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13 NKJV
God is love…