“...for the Lord your God will never leave you nor forsake you.”
1 John 4:10a
“Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us...”
I’ve found myself throwing around the word “Love” too often. I realized this and then it began to bother me when I heard others throw it around. Love - what is it and what does it mean? How is it represented? For some it’s seen in actions, others words, materials, relationships, or sex. Pondering these ideas I go to the Bible, which for me has always been a source of answers. There are two scriptures that help explain what love is and how it should be displayed. The first scripture, Deuteronomy 31:6 the second scripture 1 John 4:10a. Deuteronomy shows God being God to us no matter what we do. And 1 John shows us even if we don’t love God, that He loves us because it’s who He is. I say that to say this, God is love, it’s not something that He does, it’s who He is. We sin, a lot of time willingly and He still loves us unconditionally. The greatest demonstration of love isn’t attraction, it’s loyalty. Daily we fall short of perfect and yet God loves us, never to leave usbecause our faults won’t stop Him from being who He is.