“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.” – 1 John 4:7-8
In reality, love is a choice and an action. John says, “God is love,” not “Love is God.” Our world has turned these words around and contaminated our understanding of love. The world thinks that loving one another is all about feeling good and that it is all right to sacrifice moral principles and others’ rights in order to have such “love.” But that is NOT real love; it is the exact opposite–selfishness. God is not that kind of “love.” Real love is like God, who is holy, just, and perfect. If we truly know God, we will love one another as He loves.
How well do you display your love for God in the choices you make and the actions you take? Are you loving others selfishly or with a God kind of love?