Love Is Not a Verb
Two weeks ago, I encouraged us all to make a 2014 resolve to “pursue love” (1 Corinthians 13:5). Based on the following statements by Jesus, I would say that love is the most important thing to pursue this year.
[The greatest commandment:] You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. (Matthew 22:37–39)
This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. (John 15:12)
By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. (John 13:35)
However, we must be clear on what love actually is or else we will find ourselves lost in the pursuit of it and lose our resolve.