The Everly Brothers sang, “Love Makes The World Go ’round'”. But, Journalist Franklin P. Jones said, “Love doesn’t make the world go ’round’. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile”. I’m sure many others could chime in with their views also. But, regardless of your take on this subject, or what others say, it is God’s opinion that matters most and He has spoken loud and clear. Love is demanded by God, needed by man, and the obligation of all. According to 1 Cor. 13:1-3 to fail here is to fail altogether. This is a subject that relates to all of us. There is no one–
— that doesn’t need love.
Some might put on their best brave face and pretend that they don’t need it but they do. God designed us with a need for one another.
— I shouldn’t love.
As much as we might like to make some exceptions in this duty, God won’t allow us to do so. My obligation to love others doesn’t depend on their worthiness. It is my duty to love the vilest offender, and worst enemy. We are to love others whether they love us or not. We are to love them even though we don’t, for good reason, like their ways. By the way, the characteristics of love don’t change because of their behavior.
— that is deserving of love.
If we are going to base love on behavior that leaves everyone out of the picture. If you can withhold love from others because of their faults they can do the same to you.
— that I can’t love– if I truly love God.
— that isn’t loved.
There are a great many folks who feel unloved, and some who are unloved by most, but no one can say no one loves them. God loves them. He proclaimed it and proved it (John 3:16). HDS