God’s love is the best kind of love in the world. Not only is God the best love, but the only true love in this world. The only we can truly love people is through Christ. Love without Christ is superficial.
“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.”
– 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 [NLT]
Jesus never got jealous of others, never self-promoted himself, never held grudges, never got impatient, and never gave upon us. The type of love Christ shows is impossible by human flesh. Only through the act of letting Jesus in our hearts will allow us to love people as we love ourselves.
“We are all infected and impure with sin. When we display our righteous deeds, they are nothing but filthy rags. Like autumn leaves, we wither and fall, and our sins sweep us away like the wind.”
– Isaiah 64:6 [NLT]
If you’re single, know that the only way you are going to be fulfilled is not by another companion but through the love of Christ. God wants us, two whole people joined together, and to be complete, we must our total self committed to Jesus.
“Jesus replied, ‘”You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.”‘ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘”Love your neighbor as yourself.”‘”
– Matthew 22:37-39 [NLT]