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 LoveCharacteristics of God’s Love
It is selfish and gain basedSacrificial
It has strings and expects something in returnNo strings attached
It is conditionalIt is unconditional
It could partial and unholyHoly
It is sensualSpiritual
Gives to getGives to be a blessing
Could be offended and may stop when not appreciatedContinues against all odds
Expects returns from recipientsExpects returns from God
Go to limited length to help otherGo to every length possible to help others
When disappointed totally discouragedMay 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?