Episode 162

What Is Love?

My wife Chelsea returns to co-host with me for this Valentines Day episode.

What is love?

Dictionaries describe it as a "feeling," "affection," "passion," or "desire."

These are all well and good, but do they fully describe what love is?

The Bible has a lot to say about love that doesn't quite fit these terms.

We see how the Bible defines love as

  1. Commanded
  2. Sacrificial
  3. Selfless
  4. Unconditional

The world often gets the cart before the horse. Feelings aren't necessarily the source of commitment. Rather, commitment properly produces feelings.

Sources Cited:

Merriam-Webster, s.v. "love," accessed February 12, 2022, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/love.

Dictionary.com, s.v. "love," accessed February 12, 2022, https://www.dictionary.com/browse/love.

Scriptures Cited:

Matthew 22:35-40

1 John 4:10-11

Ephesians 5:2,25,32

John 15:13

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Romans 5:8

Luke 6:27

Proverbs 10:12

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Daniel Mynyk

Daniel Mynyk is a software developer with experience in the education, real estate, and manufacturing industries. He is a devout Christian and an affluent lay apologist, having taught adult Sunday School classes in theology and church history. Daniel has authored the book "Freedom To Give: The Biblical Truth About Tithing." He has also been a guest on the syndicated radio show Bob Enyart Live and popular podcasts such as Apologetics Live, Theology Throw Down, and The Rap Report with Andrew Rappaport. He runs the apologetic website TruthHub.org and hosts the weekly podcast Truthspresso. Daniel lives with his wife Chelsea their four kids.