What is the nature of love, especially God’s love? The Scriptures teach us what we want to know.
We need to ask the Lord to give us wisdom, insight and revelation knowledge about these passages.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. (1 Cor 13:6-7 NIV)
Love is patient, love is kind, it is not jealous; love does not brag, it is not arrogant. (1 Cor 13:4 NASB)
. . . but love covers all offenses. (Pro 10:12b NIV)
God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him won’t perish but will have eternal life. (Joh 3:16 CEB)
Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. (1 Pet 4:8 NIV)
God’s kind of love, which we should desire to imitate, is described in these terms.
LOVE does not:
- Delight in evil;
- Is not jealous;
- Does not brag; and
- Is not arrogant.
- Rejoices with the truth;
- Always protects;
- Always trusts;
- Always hopes;
- Always perseveres;
- Is patient;
- Is kind;
- Covers all offenses;
- Gives; and
- Covers many sins.
This is the kind of love that God showers upon us each and every day. And in order to be His ambassadors on this earth, it is our calling to share this same love with everyone. Glory to God!