There is human love and there is the God kind of love — there is no comparison between the two. We must understand how deeply God loves us. This love can only be received it can not be earned. God’s love is so amazing — God’s love has no strings attached to it — it is the knowledge of this love that enables us to love. In 2020 I went on a mission trip when few or none were traveling – we didn’t stay in resorts. The missions trip last year was because of passion to be a blessing
1 John 4:19 The passion translation – 19 Our love for others is our grateful response to the love God first demonstrated to us.[b]
The only proof that we know God is our love walk
There is a difference between the natural transactional way human beings love each other. The tendency with human love is that if someone does not call you, you will mostly likely not call them. If someone calls you a negative name and this person later on reaches out for help, you may want to return evil for evil. But this is not the way God loves people/ The bible also says that the only indication that we have this love will be seen in the way we love others. There is the common saying that “you cant give what you have not received”.
The only characteristic of the kingdom of God is love. Anything else is darkness. There is no middle ground between darkness and light — So many things we are praying about and not seeing the results are tied to the law of love. There is no gray or middle ground – when we abide in love we abide in God
1 John 2:9-10 – English Standard Version – 9 Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness. 10 Whoever loves his brother abides in the light, and in him[a] there is no cause for stumbling.
Finally the bible says that faith works by love. Faith works by love – Galatians 5:6. What does this mean? If I took out the batteries from the remote control for my TV, I would have the remote control in my hand but without the batteries the remote control will not work. The batteries are need to make the remote control work. In the same way, love is needed to make out faith work. What is love? 1 Corinthians 13:4 – Love is patient and kind.
Keys to Walking in the Perfect Love of God