More Than

God is more than love.

He is justice. He is truth. He immutable, holy, righteous, sovereign, merciful, triune and more.

The characteristic people like most is love, but how is love defined?

Mankind has tried to define it in many ways and its many definitions either have flawed components/additions or are pale shadows of the love of God. God’s love is willful and what some would call “mindful love”. It is what is described in 1 Corinthians 13.

As such, if the form of love someone expresses or has does not conform or fall under the sort of love God displays, the kind we are to emulate as image-bearers of God, then that love is at least incomplete or worse.

My words may sound strong to you but as one who believes and follows Christ, there can be no other standard for love than that which is found in God.

John 14:6 shows Jesus, the Son of God and member of the Triune God, as saying “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” This is strong language indeed and is clear that there is no other way to God and no other way to become more like Him, including in love, than to come to Christ who is God.

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