The differences between human love and God’s love
1 John 2:15 – Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.
|Characteristics of human Love||Characteristics of God’s Love|
|It is selfish and gain based||Sacrificial|
|It has strings and expects something in return||No strings attached|
|It is conditional||It is unconditional|
|It could partial and unholy||Holy|
|It is sensual||Spiritual|
|Gives to get||Gives to be a blessing|
|Could be offended and may stop when not appreciated||Continues against all odds|
|Expects returns from recipients||Expects returns from God|
|Go to limited length to help other||Go to every length possible to help others|
|When disappointed totally discouraged||May be disappointed but never discouraged|
The human love is limited to natural abilities but with God’s love you will surpass your human ability.
Scriptures for further study
Galatians 5:22-23, Romans 5:5
Personal declaration for the day
Today, I receive the love of God and I enabled to love beyond my natural ability
Questions for you to reflect on
How often do you receive the baptism of God’s love?