By this shall all men know
A. Abeku Haywood-Dadzie
Key verse: By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another …#John 13v35
God in his infinite wisdom and in order to avoid ambiguity set out blueprint for everything on earth. He defined everything in our manual for living the “bible.”
On February 14 every year, all over the world, gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of name of celebrating love [Valentine’s Day]. In Ghana it is christened Cholate day. This is how love is defined in our manual for living.
If I [can] speak in the tongues of men and even of angels, and if I have prophetic powers; the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose, and understand all the secret truths and mysteries and possess all knowledge. If I have sufficient faith so that I can remove mountains and even if I dole out all that I have; to the poor in providing food, and if I surrender my body to be burned or in order that I may glory, IF I DON’T EXHIBIT LOVE I AM NOTHING.
Love endures long and is patient and kind; love is never envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily. It is not conceited; arrogant and inflated with pride; it is not rude; unmannerly and does not act unbecomingly. Love; God’s love in us does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done ;it pays no attention to a suffered wrong.
It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail.
Love bears up under anything and everything that comes is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything; without weakening. Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end. [1 Corinthians 13-8]
Child of God this how the bible define love; I can’t promise you that I have been exhibiting all this traits in my life, but am trying and you can try too.
Remember to fall in love with God is the greatest of all romance. Happy vals day[sorry cholate day] in advance.