Tong L. Matiok
By: Tong L. Matiok


Love is the only word with thousands of descriptions. It doesn't have just one meaning. 

Other people described it like this

Love is putting someone else's needs before yours.

Love is understanding and respect.

Love is kindness and admiration.

Love is joy, laughter and humility.


Most people don’t realize that there are really only two ways to love, with either a worldly love or with the love of God. The easy way to distinguish between the two is that “worldly love” is always about self, whereas the “love of God” is always driven by a deep commitment to the other.

Worldly love is always self-focused, self-centred. People often give the reason why they love someone because of the way he or she makes them feel. 


This is worldly love because it is about “SELF.” A man who says he “loves” his car, home, or job does so because he is usually thinking about all the benefits he derives from them. The world always values people and things based upon their usability. Worldly love causes people to control and manipulate others so they meet your needs. It envies what others have, is rooted in pride, and causes division and separation between people.


What does the Bible say about love? 

(According to 1 Corinthians 13:4-8)

Bible described love like this

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

It's not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrongs.

Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truths.

It always protects, always trusts, always hope, and always perseveres."


We must learn that love is perfect, it will never fail.

I'm ready to tell, it's needed and forever prevails. It's so glorious, I'm sure we need some more love. It's true

The world's confused and seems to have a distorted view.

Most people think love is a sweet kiss, a nice statement in time, but they don't know that love is sacred, it's patient and kind. It's not filled with sinful jealousy, doesn't brag and boast.

It's priceless and can't be bought with a stack of money. It's so true. It's not rude. It doesn't seek its own,

It's selfless, I'm telling this because we need to know. 

Bible said;

It's not easily angered, keeps no record of wrongs, forgives, it's a blessing and forever is strong.

It doesn't delight in evil, but it likes the truth. It's liberating, never fading and it's righteous too.

I'd like for you to put love first in everything you do.

It always protects, always trusts, hopes, and perseveres.

The world we live in says 

True love is a must, but that is not love, it's lusting. True Love would never ask you to do ungodly stuff.


It's an honest plus, it's not wrong and hard to trust. It's everlasting and can't happen when the heart's corrupt.

Resting on false love, you must realize you will plummet because real love is much more than butterflies in your stomach. True love doesn't refuse to wait, it is not mad impatience.


Most of us are out of line. Most of us need true love, they are

really looking for true love, but they are not sure where to find it.

I can't stress enough the fact that love will never end. It's eternal better than this other stuff, so let it in

Such an unusual experience beyond expression.

We need love, we have to seek it. Love is a blessing, utter perfection, but something most people will lack.


So the remaining real question is "Where you find love at?"

I know you are wondering if you don't want to die and miss love to seek Christ, because the Bible says "God is Love." (1 John 4:8)

For GOD so loved the world, HE would redeem you and me if we seek him and put Him first and last in everything we do. Let’s love one another regardless of where we come from or what we do, and our love should be Godly love. Let’s  acknowledge the love of Christ in everything we do as Ellen White put it "However, the excellent the work is done;" said Ellen G. White, "if it's done out of the love of Christ, it's useless."


The Author is a student at the University of Juba,

School of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies- Department of Agricultural Sciences .

He can be reached via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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