“Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments;” (Deuteronomy 7:9 NKJV).
If we think about all the popular and contemporary songs and poetry about love–we might get a glimpse of what “love” means to some people, but unfortunately, those songs and poetry have inadvertently set a standard for many about the meaning of love that simply does not stand the test of time.
Love–in its most simplistic form–does! What does it do? Love serves the object of its affection without reservation, unconditionally.
Love seeks to bring others closer–to the one who loves and those around them.
Love takes a licking and keeps on ticking (excuse the analogy) from Timex. But then–love is timeless–it never tires of loving, no matter what happens.
Love overlooks the faults and shortcomings of those it loves and loves regardless of those faults. Love recognizes that there are no perfect people, and accepts their own imperfections, but strives for perfection. Love does not criticize but encourages others to always do what is right.
Love sets the example for others to follow. Rather than talk a good talk–love walks the love-walk–daily in all kinds of weather.
Love–what is it good for? Absolutely everything and for everyone.
Therefore–if we truly know Love (for He is love), we would have no problem loving Him or others–no matter their gender, ethnicity, age, or past. For God is without gender (as we know it–He is Spirit and Father), He has no ethnicity. He has no age and His past, present and future are interwoven in His being–Timeless. He simply–is!
So rather than concentrate our efforts on demeaning and criticizing others, let’s look at how God loves us and how He wants us to love others. We just might be surprised at the time we save–finding more to show those we love–just how much we love, them and Him!