7 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. - 1 John 4:7-8
Many people, especially Christians, think there’s not much they can learn about love. They know how to give love, and they know how to receive love, but human love is not at all like the God-kind of love.
Let me ask you this, what would you say is the meaning of life? Would you say the meaning of life is to be happy? Would you say it’s to be successful? Would you say it’s to be comfortable?
How you answer this question determines how you choose to live your life. If you say the meaning of life is to have fun, then you probably have a lot of fun in your life. If that’s what you think life is about, that’s just what you do. Perhaps you would say that the meaning of life is to be comfortable. In that case, you are probably planning your next home improvement project, or vacation, or possibly anticipating retirement.
If you believe the meaning of life is to love those around you, then you will go to extra lengths to love others. The meaning you place on life defines your core beliefs and values, and all of these together determine your behavior.
But if you say the meaning of life is to love God with all of your heart, and to love others as you love yourself, then you will begin to live a supernatural life. You will be like Paul the apostle: Eternity-minded and crying out to God, “Here’s my life. I surrender it all to You. Not my will, but Your will be done.”