Wednesday, 19 September 2012

WHAT IS LOVE?

In my book, Getting Along With People, I defined love as doing something that's in the best interest of another person. Love has feelings and emotions, but love is a spirit. God gave us the spirit of love (2 Timothy 1:7), without which love will be a struggle. Romans 13:10 says, "Love worketh no ill to his neighbour." In other words, love doesn't seek to hurt others, to offend others or to seek their downfall or demise. Love will never lead a man astray, love will never rob a man of his peace, love will never cause a man to sin against God, and love will never cause another to stumble. When you do whatever it is that you do, do you consider it's effects on others? Our words, attitudes, decisions and actions tell how much or how less we love one another. Maybe your faith is too strong, and it permits you to do certain things a weaker brother or sister doesn't understand, if it will cause him or her to stumble or abandon the faith, you are compelled by love to desist from such. Love seeks to uplift others continually. And even when love has to discipline, its aim is to correct and restore. To love like God is the most important thing we should seek to achieve because it is what will give us boldness in the day of judgment (1 John 4:17). We must grow from loving our neighbours as ourselves to loving them as God loves us. Cheers.