Many people around the world believe they have at least a minimal understanding of what love is. What is love ? What is the love of Christ ? If you ask any number of men, women or children, it's possible that you could end up with an almost endless variety of opinions in response to your question. If the Bible is the reference point for your life and the standard by which you measure the accuracy of ideas, opinions and philosophies, then within its pages you can find love defined from God's perspective. So let's take a few minutes to explore what He has to say about love and understand better its persuasive power. There are really only two kinds of love that exist in the world today: human love and divine love. According to the Bible, God is love (1 John 4:8,16). He is the very definition and meaning of love. Perhaps this is why the Bible says clearly that love is of God. (1 John 4:7) In other words, love comes from God and it is best understood by looking at the character of God. There are character qualities in God that help us comprehend what love really is and by contrast what love really is not.
Would you like to learn more of the Bible teaching about the persuasive love of Christ ?
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