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There are not any similarities of how God loves and how humans love. God's love is genuine in every sense of the word. On the other hand though, there are loads of differences between how God loves and how humans love. Among the many are the following: 1) Man's love is conditional on material gain, God's love on the other hand is unconditional on any material gain. 2) Man's love is for himself, God's love on the other hand is for us not for God Himself. 3) Man's love is limited, God's love on the other hand is not limited. 4) Man's love is graded, God's love on the other hand is equal for all. Man's love is conditional on material gain, God's love on the other hand is unconditional on any material gain. As humans, our love is based on what we can materially gain from each other. Rather, our version of love is for what we can gain if we went on to love. A case in view of this is the fact that; a man loves a woman primarily for sexual gains from her, so is the woman. If she hadn't been his wife or if he hadn't been her husband, the love to be expressed would be a whole lot different. There is always a reason for which we express our love, a reason I would say is selfishly created. God's love on the hand is unconditional. God is never looking out for what He gains from us (none is there), He actually loves us for what He is giving us in return. Jesus died on the cross not for what He could gain, but solely for our salvation. Now, some people go on to argue that God's love is also conditioned on getting us love Him in return. I can categorically state this, God doesn't need our love to exist. God is self sufficient. It is man who stands to lose if we do not love God. For God loved us before we did love Him (John 4:19). God's condition if at all any, only stands to our salvation. If even a mortal parent knows how to love their children, yet they are wicked, how about the all holy and all righteous God (Isaiah 49:15-16), (Luke 11:11-13), (Matthew 7:9-10). Man's love is for himself, God's love on the other hand is for us not for God Himself. As mortal beings, we love selfishly, for it is all about me, if not, then it shouldn't be. For there is a devilish seed in us to only love those who love us and hate whoever hates us. Man's love can hardly stand a test. I do agree that there are people who may sacrifice for others, but even then, it is purely out of the maturity of the seed of love planted in there by God Himself. Otherwise, man by himself can't love genuinely. God Himself is love. Man's only true love has its source in God. God loves all even when He is hated. God gives love for hate, He gives blessings for curses. God doesn't pay us as our unrighteousness is. Man's love is limited, God's love on the other hand is not limited Man's love is limited in terms of; to what extent can someone do something for somebody? Will a mere mortal man die for a brother? Man only loves, (if at all he does) when it is convenient for them. When it tends to bring costs, we are readily candidates to give up. God's love is not limited though! It has no boundaries (John 15:13). Much as Jesus was tortured, and shamefully crucified, He stack on His mission to save. His LOVE was proven when He forgave on the cross those who crucified Him. Whatever Jesus did was purely driven by LOVE. Man's love is graded, God's love on the other hand is equal Man's love is graded basing on friendship, biological closeness, proximity etc. On the other hand, God's love is only based on righteousness. It never discriminates on account of race, tribe, biological closeness. Jesus equally died for the African as He did for the White, Jew, Arab or Asian. Everybody of any origin is of value to God. God's love is not based on any of our physical attributes. It is all about the heart. As mortal men, we can only learn to LOVE. However, the true content of the word is exclusively of God. We can only compare in terms of differences not similarities because there are non
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