Song of Solomon 8:7 “‘Many waters cannot quench love, nor will rivers overflow it; If a man were to give all the riches of his house for love, it would be utterly despised.’”
How would you define love? It’s hard to put into words, but the words in today’s verse come close. It’s unquenchable. It overflows. It is costly. True? True! You love and love, and you love more. Your love for someone can cause your heart to overflow with passion and desire. And depending on what you are willing to give, it can cost you everything.
I love a lot of things. I love hunting and fishing. I love caramel cake. But my love for others goes way beyond. Even though I love stuff, the love I have for my wife and family is more costly. It is more fulfilling. It is more sacrificial.
Do we have to teach our children to love? Yes! We are not born lovers. We are born sinners. Left untaught we will let our fleshly desires and wishes reign. But when we are taught what real love is, we can respond in kind.
The ultimate love, of course, is God’s love. His love is endless and limitless. That’s the kind of love we teach our children. We love Him because He first loved us. We help our children experience His love through His Word and through our prayer life. We exemplify God’s love to them and show them the power His love has on us.
Who needs your love today? Who needs to be shown God’s love today? How can you be the instrument of love to someone else? Allow the Lord to use you as His vessel. He can love anyone through you, if you will let Him.