Now many confuse love with admiration and most commonly sexual lust, now days younger generation driven by their wild hormones more often than not confuse their sexual desires with love, even some of older generation fall into same trap, I suppose everyone at some stage or other confuses love for what it actually is.
There is only one place in world where you will actually find out what love is and that is in the word of God, bible.
Lets have a look at what love really is.
Taken from message bible
1Co 13:4 -7 Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn't want what it doesn't have. Love doesn't strut, Doesn't have a swelled head,
Doesn't force itself on others, Isn't always "me first," Doesn't fly off handle,
Doesn't keep score of sins of others,
Doesn't revel when others grovel, Takes pleasure in flowering of truth, Puts up with anything, Trusts God always, Always looks for best, Never looks back, But keeps going to end.
Can there be a more clearer explanation of love than that!
The bible contains many insights into love but none more striking than love of Jesus Christ for us, so deeply did he love us that he died for us, so deeply does God love us that he gave his only son for us to be beaten shattered and torn. would any father in world stand by and allow this to happen to one child so that others may live? I thank God that he loves us so much.