Love defined.

“And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us”(Romans 5:5).

The Question is ‘What is love according to the bible’. The opinion and thoughts of men does not matter here; because that is what they are ‘false opinions’. What counts is what the word of God says.

Love defined.
“1 John 5:3 – For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.”

The bible states clearly that love is obeying God and his commands. And that love is the fulfilling of the law “Romans 13:10 – Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is fulfilling of the law”.

Jesus tells us if we love him we will obey his commandments. Also he states why do we call him Lord and do not what he says.

Many will give various definitions on what love is. But the bible says its obeying Gods commandments. Therefore to show true love your neighbour, you obey Gods commands.

What are the greatest commands?

“Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind” (Matt. 22:37) and “love thy neighbor as thyself” (Matt. 22:39).

If we obey God we will show true love to our neighbour; we will not commit adultery with his/her wife/husband, we will not murder them, we will not be covetous etc.

The bible tells us who has the Holy Spirit. “Acts 5:32 – And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him”.

Christians are to obey Gods spiritual law, that is wrote on their hearts, and this is true love according to the bible.

Love = obeying God.

Posted in Articles by Jamie RA Gerrard., Doctrine, Obedience.

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