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Have you heard about the five love languages? They say that there are five love languages: Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Receiving Gifts, Quality Time, and Physical Touch. Each one is important and expresses love in its own way. We are encouraged as couples to learn our partner’s and our own primary love language so as to create a stronger bond in our relationships. If my primary love language is receiving gifts, I should not keep buying my husband gifts; instead I should find out his primary love language and practice it. That means, even if ‘Acts of Service’ is not my thing, I should learn to do it because I love him.
There are more signs and languages of love for everyone. That is why we always have a way of knowing someone loves us. You will hear one say, ‘I love good food, so I just want a woman who can cook me some good food’ to them, that’s a show of love. Then a woman will say ‘Flowers are everything to me, I want a man who will buy me flowers often’ for such a lady, flowers represent love. There are those who believe that if a lady loves you she must have sex with you to prove her love, and then there are those who believe if a man loves you he will wait until marriage to have sex with you. That is why people date, to learn each other and know what makes them feel loved. When people are in love, they go all the way, doing what makes the other happy; they show it, live it and they say it.
Have you heard of God’s love language? It is found in John 14:15 “If you love me, keep my commands.” Jesus says for Him, all that is required is obedience. If we truly love God we should do what His word says: Love, forgive, be kind, pray, do not let the book of the law depart from you, resist the devil, give, delight in the Lord, forgive one another, love the Lord with all your heart mind and soul and so much more. God speaks to us daily, He prompts us to speak and he prompts us to be quite. He tells us to go and tells us to stop. The question is, do we obey? Are we busy buying flowers to someone who values acts of service? Are we busy just telling people how much we love God, and how long we have been saved, yet we do not obey His commandments? Remember, ‘if’ is a conditional clause. Meaning, if we don’t obey God’s commands, then we don’t love Him.
Jesus said these words just before his crucifixion: The greatest love in history. He did for our sin, He gave His all. We are assured that He loves us. The question is, do you love God? Or rather, do you keep His commands?
May the Lord help us all.