Love, is the Greatest
In the Bible , in the New Testament, in the book of 1 Corinthians chapter 13, which is called the LOVE CHAPTER, it described WHAT LOVE MEANS. And concluded that in Faith, Hope and Love, LOVE IS THE GREATEST.
I must confessed that I am not a love expert or something, I am also like anyone, who wants to know, learn discover and experience Love in its deepest sense and its reality in my personal life .
Actually many people, gives many different MEANINGS OF LOVE, based on personal experiences , personal insights, and personal thoughts. And these basis emanates either by being the receiver or giver of love.
What makes Love The Greatest
The Source of Love is what makes Love the Greatest
God is the Source or Origin of Love. He is the very reason why Love is the greatest , because He is God our Creator and there is none else above Him.
There is only one reliable source that we can know the Origin or Source of Love. We can know this in the light of the Bible, the word of God. To others maybe they have their own source, but my personal conviction goes to the Bible , the word of God, KJV 1611, the nearest translation to the original manuscript.
1 John 4:8 KJV - He that loveth not knoweth not God; for GOD IS LOVE.
1 John 4:16 KJV - And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. GOD IS LOVE , and he that dwelleth in love, dwelleth in God and God in him.
God's commandment makes Love the Greatest
In the Old Testament, The Law was given in the book of Exodus chapter 20: 1-17 .It is about the Ten Commandments. It was given to Moses, in Mt. Sinai. It was written by God Himself in the two tablets of stones. The Ten Commandments pertains to people's attitudes towards God (Exodus 20: 1-11) and their attitudes towards fellowmen (Exodus 20:12-17)
In the New Testament, Jesus Christ summed up the Ten Commandments given in the Old Testament into two. It pertains to LOVING GOD and LOVING NEIGHBORS.
Matthew 22:37-40 KJV -
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord , thy God, with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
From these verses Jesus Christ tells that the FIRST AND GREATEST COMMANDMENT IS TO LOVE GOD , with all our heart, and with all our soul and with all our mind.
And the other commandment , TO LOVE OUR NEIGHBOR AS WE LOVE OURSELF.
It is very clear then that LOVE is the basis by which the commandment can be obeyed. It only means that without Love no one can ever do or keep the commandments.
God's Love Towards mankind makes Love the Greatest
John 3:16 KJV - For GOD SO LOVED the world (mankind) that HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON , (Jesus Christ ) that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
Romans 5:8 KJV - But GOD COMMENDETH HIS LOVE TOWARD US in that WHILE WE WERE YET SINNERS, Christ died for us.
1John 4:19 KJV - We love Him, because HE FIRST LOVED US.
The kind of Love that God has toward us were so Great, He gave Jesus Christ to be our Saviour. (John 3:16)
God showed His love toward us when we are in the worst condition (sinners), a condition which is so unloveable. (Rom.5:8)
God first loved us. He took the initiative of loving us first than we do loving Him first. (1 John 4:19)
My final say
God since the beginning , up to the present and even till eternity God's Love never fails. His love is unconditional. In case you don't know about God's Love now is the time you can know that GOD LOVES YOU & HE MEANS IT.
#8 LOVE IS THE GREATEST
Feb. 7, 2022 - Monday, 5:25 am
You are right mate, God's love is the greatest love, above all the love that we have felt and received from the people around us. God's love has no ending and its incomparable.