Oh That's what you mean by Love!

What does the Love of God look like?

I can trust my Father because He has my best interest in mind at all times. He loves me. What does it mean to love? Many of us know that there are a few Greek words for love, but the one used most often to describe the Father’s love for us is Agape. Here is the best definition of Agape that I know:
Love does whatever is in its power to bring about the best for its object. Notice I did not say give the object of my love what they want, but what is best for them. The fuller the love, the higher the expenditure of resources involved. What I mean to say is this. If I love you a little, I will expend some of my uncommitted time or energy to see that you are benefited. I will consider what I see as the best outcome for you, and put some of my free resources to work for you. That may be time, money, talent, whatever.
If there is a deeper love (agape) commitment, there will be a higher level of involvement on my part. I will be more focused on what would be best for you, and expend more effort seeing it through.
Now let’s just say I am the One who created you (as well as everything else) and love you unconditionally, with a love that never fails - a love that is stronger than death - a love that can not be separated from Me by anything, created or uncreated - and I know you better than you know yourself, and I understand all possible outcomes of your life. My resources are limitless, and are completely at My disposal to bring about the best outcome for your life.
That is how Your Father loves you.
BN Writers Page 150Thanks for stopping by today.
See you again soon
Ben

6 thoughts on “Oh That's what you mean by Love!

  1. Debbie

    This was so encouraging, Mr. Ben, to just be reminded of the scope of His love, especially when we are going through something difficult. We can know that He loves us and it's going to work out for our benefit as well as others. Thank you and God bless!

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