It’s All About Love
Love is the deepest and yet brightest concept in the Universe!
Most of us on Earth have heard of love, but very few of us comprehend fully just what it is or how it works. For millions it is merely a genetically framed biological impulse and a basket full of sentimental and simplistic emotional phrases. The luckier folks were born into families in which there was genuine love from, and seen between their parents. We were intended to start our lives from that kind of place.
Jesus spoke of it in this profound way, very pointedly, because of His role in our lives!
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Here, it is compared to the 2 part summary of the foundational 10 commandments, which few have read in their completeness, and few truly understand where it comes from, what it means, or how it figures in our future. BTW the 10 commandments are NOT the “laws of Moses!”
Mark 12:30, 31
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
Another profound definition, as a direct formula, is offered in the Bible. One has to have encountered some aspect of genuine love in their own lives before they can really begin to digest this formula!
1 John 4:8
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
There are many additional instructions regarding Love mentioned in the Bible … Here are a few choice thoughts.
Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;
Note that as far as words for a large number are concerned, the largest single mathematical value expressed in the Bible is “thousand.” Where larger numbers are needed for emphasis, the Bible uses a repetition of the word as in, “thousands of thousands.”