The Hebrew word translated as ‘love’ here is “hesed’ which is a hard word to define.
Theologian John Oswalt says hesed is “… a completely undeserved kindness and generosity …”.
Hesed is not just a feeling, it’s an action. It “… intervenes on behalf of loved ones and comes to their rescue” according to Lois Tverberg.
Hesed is not romantic love. It’s faithful. It’s reliable. It’s a wife praying for years for her husband to know God.
It’s a dad once again bailing out his drug-addicted son. It’s parents who lovingly care daily for their autistic child.
Today, you can rely on God’s ‘hesed’ for you no matter what you face.
I got this from day 1 of the @YouVersion Plan 7 Hebrew Words Every Christian Should Know. Check it out here: