What is Love?


Love means different things to different folks. My sister in law sent me this.

The Redneck Love Poem.

Collards are green,
my dog’s name is Blue
and I’m so lucky
to have a sweet thang like you.

Yore hair is like cornsilk
a-flappin in the breeze.
Softer than Blue’s
and without all them fleas.

You move like the bass,
which excite me in may.
You ain’t got no scales
but I luv you anyway.

Yo’re as satisfy’n as okry
jist a-fry’n in the pan.
Yo’re as fragrant as “snuff”
right out of the can.

You have some’a yore teeth
for which I am proud.
I hold my head high
when we’re in a crowd.

Some men, they buy chocolate
for a Valentine’s Day,
they git it at Wal-Mart,
it’s romantic that way.

Some men git roses
on that special day
from the cooler at Krogers,
that’s impressive, I say.

Some men buy fine diamonds
from a flea market booth.
“Diamonds are forever”,
they explain, suave and couth.

But for this man, honey,
these won’t do.
Cause yo’re too special,
you sweet thang you.

I’m pretty sure that poem will get you nowhere with the girls.

Brings up an interesting question. What is love?

I ask that because we are supposed to love. Jesus said the essence of faith is to love God and people. But what is it?

We use the word for everything. I love my job. I love my dog. I love my cat. I love my computer. I love my iguana. I love French fries. I love my kid. I love ice cream. I love my date. I love my mate.

Do you love all of these the same? Do you really love God like you love your iguana? English “love” is pretty broad.

Some people love to gossip. Some love to criticize. Surely all of those expressions don’t mean the same thing! What is Love?

Here’s what it is. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8:

Love is patient, love is kind, and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,
does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered,
does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;
bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails;

Now go be loving.

One Comment Add yours

  1. Floyd Borden says:

    Wouldn’t it truly be a GREAT world if we could just apply this scripture EVERY DAY in our lives?
    A Great Daily Devotional, Pastor!


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