The Hindu Religion inspired Beatles band from England once proclaimed, “All We Need Is Love.” Is that proclamation true? If so, what is love?
According to the Word of יהוה:
Love is patient. Love shows-kindness. Love does not envy, does not brag, is not puffed-up, does not behave-dishonorably, does not seek its own things, is not provoked, does not count the bad, does not rejoice over unrighteousness, but rejoices-with the truth, bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Thus, it seems fairly obvious that if everyone on the planet manifested love as defined by יהוה, that there would be no human conflicts. Thus, given the correct definition of love, it appears that old band’s proclamation is true. However, God’s definition of love is really difficult (if not impossible) to put into practice. For example, can you show such love for others, all of the time? If so, how?
Yehoshuah said that the love of most would grow cold due to lawlessness but that he who endures to the end will be saved (Matthew 24:12-13). Clearly, given God’s definition of love, the love of most seems to be growing cold, right now, due to difficult experiences and interactions with others. Thus, human love is growing increasingly rare.
The good news is that by practicing loving others, today, even though it is far more difficult to do than it might have been in the past, you should experience greater sanctification as a result, and your example might even encourage others to do the same.