There are many types of love. The implication is that there is comparison in order to arrive at that which is the greatest. The commonest is the love between two basic sexes. Such is romantic or passionate love of the body. There are others like friendly love, affectionate love of parent-child love and selfless love as well as committed love. The concern of this writing is the love of God that goes beyond what any human being can ever demonstrate as much as had been recorded in the history of man over the ages.
The usual reference in the bible is 1Corinthians 13: 1-13 in which it has been established as an attribute of God. No one else can ever be like God of the universe. He gave his only begotten son as a sacrificial lamb for the remission of their sins. It is stated in Hebrew 10:4 (KJV) “For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats should take away sins.” To demonstrate God’s agape love for humanity is wrapped up in John 3:16: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”(KJV)
On the premise that Christ is God incarnate, he demonstrated the rarest love for the humanity as read in John 15: 13 (KJV). It says, “Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. To a large extent, is poses difficulty to believers to forgive as many times as Jesus prescribed to his desciples to forgive up to “seventy times seven times” in Matthew 18: 21-22 (KJV) As we all are work in progress, it is important to make conscious effort to bear the agony from those who incessantly sin against us and ensure calling for devine help to intervene and meet evil with good.
Within a church setting, unity has to be forged among members. There should be mutual love among members, while endeavoring to showcase their adherent to the fruit of the spirit . Ephesians 5: 21-22 (KJV). Believers should realize that whatever their level in the church hierarchy like having the ability to prophesy and to speak in tongues, without the love of God or being Christ-like it would be a case of empty vessel making the most sound.. It is safe to conclude in the saying in 1Corinthians 13:13 (NIV) “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love, But the greatest of these is love.