God is love (1 John 4:7,8,16), and so He alone so defines love. We only love because He, our Heavenly Father, first loved us (1 John 4:19). It is from this persective we are to understand love, and as the great gift of all (1 Corinthians 13:33), we should cherish it, and by the grace of God and the imparter of love, the Holy Spirit, resist accepting the fallen definitions promulgated by the world.
Let us remember true love:
It never fails (1 Corinthians 13:8)
God so loved us that He gave His only Son (John 3:16)
Love sacrifices all (John 15:3)
We love God first, and then our neighbour (Mark 12:30,31)
Love is our first commandment (Matthew 22:38)
There is the love of a friend closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24)
Marriage is defined as a covenant of love between husband and wife (alone) for life (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:4-6; Ephesians 5:22-33)
Love is about the Bridegroom (Christ) and His Bride (His Church) – (Matthew 25:1-10; Ephesians 5:22-33; Revelations 21:2,9; 22:17)
We are to love as Christ loved (John 15:12-17)
Love of a mother and father (Malachi 4:6; Matthew 7:11,32; 18:10; Ephesians 6:4; 1 Thessalonians 2:7;…..)
Love your mother and father (Matthew 15:4; Ephesians 6:2;….)
Love of God’s family (John 13:34,35)
Perfect love has no fear (1 John 4:8)
God indeed defines love and not man, a He calls us to live it hear on earth as it is in heaven. The assault of the definition of marriage between a man and a woman, goes much deeper than just some social justice claim, it is a challenge to who God is and His authority, His love, and Christ’s return for His Bride. Many have confused the love as one now redefined by the fallen nature of those unsaved, or due to deception by the enemy. God has defined love, and the covenant of love that is marriage.