2.01.2008

what is love?

[Just a little comparison I did—what the world thinks vs. what God says about love. Doesn't look quite as cool as it did in my newsletter layout, but you'll get the idea.]
“What is love anyway? Does anybody love anybody anyway?” -Howard Jones
(( Everyone talks about it. Everybody seems to want it.
People sure like to sing about it. But what is it? ))

“The power of love is a curious thing.” -Huey Lewis

“All you need is love.” -The Beatles

“How do I know when it's love?
I can't tell you but it lasts forever.” -Van Halen

“Love hurts.” -Nazareth

The Bible says,
“Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.”
-1 Corinthians 13:4-8
(( Where does it come from? ))

“All you ever wanted was love, but you never looked hard enough, it’s never gonna give itself up.” -Coldplay

“Money can’t buy me love.” -also The Beatles

The Bible says,
“He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” -1 John 4:8-10
(( What do we do with it? ))
“Wherever you go, whatever you do, whatever you say,
...say it with love.” -The Moody Blues

“All I want you to know; I love you.
All I need is the time to show you.” -a-ha

“Shower the people you love with love,
Show them the way you feel,
Things are gonna be much better
if you only will.” -James Taylor

Jesus said,
“...‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.’ ” -Luke 10:27

Jesus also said,
“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends.” -John 15:13
And He did...
(( Now, what will you do with it? ))

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