Not so long ago, I asked this question, “Which language would you describe as the language of love?”
The response was mostly “French.”
The reason for the question being that even though most of us do not understand or speak French, we esteem it as being romantic. In essence, “The language of love.”
Much of the time it is the same with us and God….read Psalm 107.
We associate God’s nature, His character and His motives with the perfect expression of love. Though more than often it’s still “French” to us.
My source confirms that the word love is mentioned 596 times in the English Standard Version. So it is safe to say that “love” is a big deal to God and should be a big deal to us. I want to go as far as saying that we cannot become Christ-like if we cannot understand this love.
Do you speak “French?”
2 Corinthians 5:14 says, “For the love of Christ controls us…”
That really means that I do not only speak the language, but more than that, I am rapped up in love like a straitjacket. I can do nothing, say nothing or accomplish anything that is not prescribed by love.
It’s one thing admitting that God is all about love. It’s another to know what that means.
Maybe it is time that we all start learning “French.”