Love’s Significance

The Importance of Love

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.
-John 13:34

In past years, an animal sacrifice was required to atone for sins. Yet, God loved the world so immensely that he was willing to send his dearly loved son as the final atonement for every transgression. Therefore, Christ left us with one sole command: love one another.

What is Love?

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Patience: the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset.

Kindness: the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.

Envy: a feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by someone else’s possessions, qualities, or luck.

Boast: talk with excessive pride and self-satisfaction about one’s achievements, possessions, or abilities.

Arrogant: having or revealing an exaggerated sense of one’s own importance or abilities.

Rude: offensively impolite or ill-mannered.

Self-seeking: another term for self-serving.

Irritable: having or showing a tendency to be easily annoyed or made angry.

Resentful: feeling or expressing bitterness or indignation at having been treated unfairly.

Song of the Day

You are My King  by Newsboys

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"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away. Behold, the new has come!" (2 Corinthians 5:17)

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