Be My Valentine

Feb 14, 2024

Valentine’s Day is a time to show love and appreciation for that special someone. That in itself is a very good thing. But @whatnow2do we encourage you to ratchet up your Valentine’s Day observance.

This is not just a day to send cards and flowers. This is a day (like every other day) to reflect on the true meaning of love. God’s chesed love (Note 1) is the benchmark, to wit: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be save through Him. John 3:16-17 ESV


Note 1: Chesed, also hesed (Hebrew), agape (Greek); unconditional extravagant love, the compulsion to give and to love without limit those who have no merit. Chesed is one of the attributes of God’s character, maybe the attribute since His love encompasses all His other attributes (God is love). Chesed love cannot be defined or experienced apart from the fullness of God’s character. It is a supernatural, multifaceted love that is only realized, practiced, and experienced through God. Although not the same as human love, it can be experienced by humans (Jonathan and David, 1 Samuel 18:3; Ruth and Boaz, Ruth 3:10). God’s chesed love is why God never gives up on His children, even though they repeatedly fall into idolatry and sin. It is the reason He sent His only Son on a rescue mission.


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