I have wondered how people comprehend to the issues concerning love of God. It is clear that the love of God for man cannot be the same as how man loves God. The measurement of God’s love for man is infinite,there have been a great misconception about how people understands love and I’m highly convinced that it is the most misunderstood element of relationship of man.
Let me ask you a question,
How do you see love?
There are so many theories in the world that shows and prove the wholeness and integrity of love but the love of God differs outstandingly,I’m sure you must have heard of AGAPE.This is a Greek word which means LOVE and this love isn’t any type of love but the divine love.It is different from the other types of love you could think of. This love could be said as the source,originator of all that which is good.
The Agape love is powerful but many people don’t seem to recognize that this is because they lack the information about it,they do not have the knowledge and understanding about such love so such love is subverted,this ignorance tends to become generational because it is transferred from one generation to another.
I would say the concept of love is all about choice. Love is not emotional neither is it about chemical attractions between two persons of opposite sex NO!God valued man because he created man just like himself,love chooses that’s why God chose to love man back after man sinning against God in the garden.God refused to let man go to hell because God saw man in himself,this is the reason why God sent his son in his own glory to mingle with man and to die for man in other for man to be saved.
Now let’s note this,love is the force generated by decision,God decided to love us by dying for us to live again after our death and anybody who accept this must also love him back the same way he loved us. The scripture says Love serves,the love of God must compel us to love and serve him.
2 Corinthians 5:14-15
For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.
We should decide to love God back because he died for our sins. All the messages spoken about love through Jesus was a command and a law,he said love your neighbor as yourself,this is a law in the old testament yet Jesus spoke of it,he also encouraged the disciples to keep his commandments if only they loved him. So love has become decision,you can decide to love your enemy because if the love of God is imperishable then your love for him and your neighbors must not fade away.