Today is the ninth day of February and "love is in the air." Sunday will bring us Valentine's Day. I am one week into a month-long teaching series on the subject of love. Most, if not all, stores are displaying pink and red hearts and lots of chocolate.
Since love is the topic of the month, I might as well dedicate today's blog to the same. I apologize for putting that tune in your head. With that apology out of the way, I ask this question: What is love?
As a Christ-follower and Bible-believer, I enjoy looking to His text to find answers to my questions. Here's what I find (in part):
That's an excellent place to begin. What is love? God is love. That three-word answer holds volumes-worth of material. I'll mention now, from the material, that those three words remind us that we will only know real love when we know God. It is impossible to please God without love; it is also impossible to love fully without God.
As we learn to love from God's loving us, we are prepared to love in the ways that Christ commands.
We know what He calls us to do. How do we obey Him in His call to love? I'll leave you to answer that for yourself, but not by yourself. Ask God and listen. He will lead you in the way of love.
As you listen to Godly counsel, Biblical teaching, trusted friends, and God's gift of a still small voice, you may still have unanswered questions. Most likely, you will. When you do struggle to know what to do next as you seek to love, take the advice of Bob Goff.
Go take your next step.
For further reading:
Goff, Bob Baker. Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World. Nashville, TN.: Thomas Nelson, 2012.