8Charity [God’s kind of love] never faileth. (1 Corinthians 13:1-13), [KJV, brackets mine]
There is a big difference between a fallen human being’s love and God’s love. Sinful mankind’s corrupt nature doesn’t have access to or understand God’s kind of love. The Bible says God is love (1 John 4:8), and any man or woman who does not know Jesus as their Lord and Savior does not know God’s love.
People have written millions of songs, plays, movies, and stories about love, but many of them are not God’s kind of love. Human love and God’s kind of love aren’t in the same class. Essentially, human love is selfish, and God’s love is unselfish. Human love says, “I’ll love you as long as you do what I want you to do or as long as I feel like it.” God’s love is unconditional.
First Corinthians 13:4-8 lists the remarkable characteristics of God’s love. Even few Christians fully appreciate how unique His love is. We often think God loves us in the way we have been loved in the past, but that’s not so. Our bad experiences often prevent us from accepting God’s love. We lower Him to our level and think His love is conditional and proportional to our performance. That’s how everyone else loved us, but not God. His love is like no other love we have ever experienced.
God’s love never fails, even when we do. His love is unconditional. Since we didn’t do anything to earn it in the first place, He doesn’t withdraw it when we don’t deserve it. He loves us because He is love, not because we are lovable.
Make the decision today to renew your mind in the area of God’s kind of love for you. Ask the Holy Spirit to teach you what His love is all about. This is a revelation that will change your entire life!