John 15:9a “As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you:”
John 13:34b “…as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.”
So let’s see the progression: We are to love one another as Messiah loved us and He loved us as the Father loved Him.
How does the Father define love? In Hebrew we know the word for Father is Av in the ancient letters it looked like this:
It was a picture of an ox and a house, as Father is the strength of the house. Well the Hebrew word for love is Ahav/ and in the ancient letters it looked like this:
What is added right in the middle of the word for Father is the letter Hey which means to behold. It was the picture of a window showing what was inside. From this we can see love is when we reveal and behold the Father! We also know the letter Aleph represents God by itself. So from right to left we see from the pictures that love is having God revealed in our house! Do we want the revelation of the Father in our homes and in the house of God? Then we need to love one another as the Father loved the Son. The Bible says:
Matthew 24:12,13 “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.”