Summary: Human beings define love as an affection (feeling) towards another, but that’s a wrong definition
Human beings define love as an affection (feeling) towards another, but that’s a wrong definition. The best place to find the right definition of love is from love himself. 1 John 4:8 says, God is love and love (God) defined himself as a commandment. A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another (John 13:34). So love is a commandment not a feeling, and commandment must be done whether you feel like it or not. And because a commandment must be obeyed regardless of feelings, it means love is a responsibility and an effort towards another person. Love will always cost you something, there is always a sacrifice.
Anybody can say I love you but if their actions don’t show it, then they are lying. Love is seen through the things you do, this is why the Bible says God so loved the world and gave his only son (John 3:16). His love was proved by his action (by giving us Jesus). The power of Christianity is in the love message; it is the only thing we have that Satan cannot duplicate. Anybody can perform miracles, anybody can prophesy, anybody can preach, including the devil, but what separated God from Satan is love. It is not through miracles that we know the work of God, but through the love message that backs it. The world is full of hurting people, who are desperately looking for somebody to love them. This is why God told us to love all man regardless of their color, gender, age. When you love other people you have covered multitudes of sins in God’s eyes. A friendly and a smiling face could be the best gift you have ever given to somebody, some people need it. Jesus always stopped to attend a hurting and a needy person, whenever somebody needed help he would stop.