“Christian liberty is precisely freedom to love and serve (Gal 5:13; cf. I Pet 2:16; II Pet 2:19).”11 Further as “your freedom through love be servants of one another” (Gal 5:13), and “love your neighbor as yourself” (Gal 5:14). Love may be called the “perfect law of liberty.”12 Jesus said, the kingdom is for those who love him, who love the people in need of help, the poor, the trouble and the helpless people is shown as love to God. Loving the helpless is interrelated to loving God. As you grow in love with God you will become a closer to God and a righteous person.
The Bible encourages us to “be in love and unity” (Col 3:14). Furthermore it tells us, Christian characteristics should be marked by “compassion, kindness,
humility, gentleness and patience” (Col 3:12). Even within a family, husband must love wife or vice versa (Col 3:19). According to E.G. White concerning love in the New Earth, “there, immortal minds will contemplate with never-failing delight the wonders of creative power, the mysteries of redeeming love. There will be no cruel, deceiving foe to tempt to forgetfulness of God.”13 E. G. White also mentions in the book “Education,” “there, the loves and sympathies that God has planted in the soul will find truest and sweetest exercise.”14
Love is the very Spirit of God, the third person in the blessed Trinity. In God it consists “in the infinite love he has to and delight he has in himself.”15 Happiness is seen, therefore, to be inseparable from love, and totally independent of what Aristotle called “the furniture of fortune.”16 “Happiness is in no sense a reward of virtue. That would be to conceive of it externally. It consists in virtue, since love, the sum of virtue, is itself delight or happiness.”17
According to Henry Stob, “Love” as it functions in the vocabulary of many English-speaking people seems to connote little more than sex or sentimentality. “The good old English word ‘charity’ is hardly in a better case, since it suggests to
contemporary man something like alms-giving. “Benevolence,” likewise, has come to carry overtones of patronage.”18
Kinds of Love: There are two Greek words love, “Eros” and “Agape.” Those are in English words “love,” “charity,” “benevolence,” and so on.19