God’s Love is Different

God’s love is different from any other kind of love for two important reasons:

  • He loves us more than anyone else ever can.
  • He loves all the time no matter what.

The story of Ruth and Naomi is a story that shows a very special kind of love. Ruth was a Moabite married to Naomi’s Israelite son. When he died Naomi decided to return to Israel. For no other reason than her love of Naomi, Ruth went with her. Ruth was leaving her family and all she knew in Moab, but she also knew that Naomi needed her.

I Corinthians 13:14 tells us that love is kind, not self-seeking, and trusting. Ruth was a good example of all these things as she followed Naomi, and is a good example for us to follow, but it does not compete with God’s love for us.