Love is one of the most misunderstood words in the English language, yet one of the most powerful from a biblical perspective.
Franklin P. Jones once said, “Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.”
Several thoughts could be shared to help us approach every situation, relationship, and decision, but one word encompasses the whole of our leadership: love.
While we often hear that love makes the world go round, this is little more than a nice saying. The thought by Jones only adds to the expression with another nice saying, but the commonality of both statements is the whole of perfection.
Love is the perfect bond of unity.
Love is the greatest among faith, hope, and love.
Loving your neighbor as yourself is the fulfillment of the royal law.
Perfect love casts out fear.
Love covers a multitude of sins.
Love is to be demonstrated above all to God, toward a friend, spouse, brother and enemy.
There is much more that could be said about love, but when love is the foundation, formation, and finishing of our words and actions, godly leadership is exemplified.