Do You Know What Love Is?

Tuesday, December 04, 2012 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

1 John 3:16 By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 17 But whoever has this world’s goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him? 18 My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth. 

There is nothing in this world that people understand less than love. "Love" is probably the most used, and least understood word/reality in our language.

As believers, we must mature to understand, live, and share the true meaning and personality of love.

God is love. 

We know love because of something that was done, not because of something believed or felt. Father God sent Jesus to lay down His life for us. He laid down his life for you and me. He did something that resulted in His own death, just to save us.

How should we respond to such love as this? How can you and I show proper honor for such a love?

We respond by doing what Jesus did. We lay our lives down for one another––not in death, but through living to give and serve.

Love is not just words. Love is deeds. Love is truth and reality.