What is God’s Love Language?


Scripture Reading For Today: Philippians 2:1-11


Last week in our devotional, we examined the concept of “Love Languages” as a means to improving love relationships between individuals.


As I continued to explore this thought over the weekend, my mind dwelt especially on three of the questions that we considered last week:


How does this concept fit into inter-personal relationships? What is God’s Love Language? How deep is my love?

Thinking further on the question of God’s love language, I wondered to myself if trying to use love languages to “fix” the quality of a love relationship
by putting the focus on the individuals, may not be a bit limited when the individuals in the relationship are unwilling to learn or to speak each
other’s love language?


Something has got to give; but what gives?


We can find possible answers to this handicap by looking at the three scriptures below:


“3Instead of being motivated by selfish ambition or vanity, each of you should, in humility, be moved to treat one another as more important than yourself. 4Each of you should be concerned not only about your own interests, but about the interests of others as well. 5You should have the same attitude toward one another that Christ Jesus had…” Phil 2:3-5


“Be devoted to one another with mutual love, showing eagerness in honoring one another.” Romans 12:10
And in our third scripture, Luke 10:27; The bible says:


“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul, and with all your strength and with all your mind and love your neighbour as yourself.”


The bible is challenging us in this scripture to make our love for God to be the all encompassing springboard from which every other love flows.


When you understand and speak God’s love language, you will understand, speak and properly use the correct love language in your relationships with people.


Without a doubt, understanding each other’s love language is an important ingredient that makes for a richer love relationship between people; however,
when we bring the above scripture into the mix, another helpful thought comes to mind, that positions us to take this concept even farther:


The way to really improve the relationship between two people is to first improve each of their personal relationship with God. When you fix their relationship with God, IT will fix their relationship with man.



But What is God’s love language?


Interestingly enough, we can use every one of the things highlighted by Gary Chapman in his book, to help us to understand what this might be.


The book spoke about the following love languages:
– Words of affirmation
– Acts of service
– Gifts
– Spending quality time
– Physical touch


We shall be looking at each of these in this week’s devotional.


The underlying message of the concept of love languages is this:


It is useful to understand what matters to people.


This is also echoed in our scripture reading for today (Phil 2:1-11).


But I’m challenging you to look at these from a different perspective this week – Instead of applying this concept in our relationship with men, we
will seek to apply them in our relationship with God; when we do this, we will see a guaranteed overflow transfer into our natural, earthly relationships.


Your love language can either be self-seeking and flesh satisfying, or you can make it God pleasing and Christ serving. Are you willing to go on this
journey with me this week?


As we grasp this and begin to speak God’s love language, our lives become like Paul said in 2 Corinthians 3:2-3, “The epistle of Christ” written to men – God’s love letter written in our hearts, that can be read by those who come into contact with us.


When you learn to speak God’s Love language, your focus in the relationship shifts from what you need, to what God wants from you. Your desire becomes
His desire and your passion is now a life that lives to please Him. What you thought was your love language may surprisingly change to reflect
the sacrificial nature of the God kind of love – How can I give love?
What matters to me should be important to you, just as what matters to you must be important to me; however, what matters to God must be the most important consideration of all!
Can people read your life and see the love of God? When they read your life can they read hope? Can they read Joy? Can they read mercy? Can they read


Can they see the evidence of God’s love for them manifesting in your words and in your actions towards them?


I want you to ask God these questions as you round up your devotion today:


What do you want from me Lord?
How can I please you more?
How can I serve you better?
What can I do to love more?


May the Peace of Christ reign in you,




Pastor Wale Ola



1. What is God saying to me in today’s message?
2. What was ministered to me in the bible verses that I read today?
3. What are the changes or adjustments I need to make in my life to align with the word of God?
4. What is my commitment to the word for today?
5. What practical steps can I take to benefit from the word I have read today?


This Week’s Memory Verse: Romans 12:10


What do you want from me Lord?
Show me how can I please you more
What can I do to serve you better?


Song For Today: Show Me Your Way – Darlene Zschech