The English word LOVE has a very broad meaning, but the Greek language was very precise. The love which the Holy Spirit manifests in believers is AGAPE. This love is not a feeling, but a choice. It is a choice to be kind, to sacrifice and to consider other’s needs greater than one’s own.
Agape is used in all of the hard love verses in the New Testament
Great love has no one except Jesus who laid down his life for his friends (John 15:3).
We should love one another (John 3:11)
For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments: and His commandments are not burden some, (1John 5:3)
It is only by love that we can keep the greatest commandments… “Love the Lord your God and love your neighbour as yourself”.
It is because of love that God carried out His plan to save the world, “for God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life”. (John 3:16)
Love is the greatest gift God can give: 1 Corinthians 13 – Agape Love is:
PATIENT – God is always patient with us regardless of who we are and what we have done.
KIND – Love is kind, kindness is the characteristic that led God to provide salvation for us. Kindness leads God to give us green pastures, quiet waters and restoration of our souls when we are weary.
The love of God will never fail, it is unshakable.