god is love. so god loved before man before man was created. god has always been aware of everything so has always loved those things, time is meaningless and has no context in gods love.
I asked you to use your own interpretive thoughts and gave you a few passages. It seems you have begun to do that.
I am told that God inhabits eternity.
"Thus says the high and exalted One, Who inhabits eternity ..." (Isaiah 57:15a)
If we simply stop there we might think time is meaningless to God or that he has no use for time. But this is only the first part of the passage. It goes on -
"For thus says the high and exalted One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy:
I will dwell in the high and holy place, AND with the contrite and lowly of spirit, To revive the spirit of the lowly, And to revive the heart of the contrite."
God would DWELL or LIVE in eternity, in a high and loftly place but ALSO dwell with those creatures of time, like man. His being is indestructible and knows no weariness. But He creature man, in the realm of time, is comparatively lowly (or should feel so) and may need reviving.
It is God's pleasure to inhabit eternity and to also dwell with man or inhabit His loved people in their realm of time. So though God transcends time I would not say that time is meaningless to Him.
God has created a realm in which other beings who are not God may exist. Time has meaning for Him because it has meaning to the man whom He created and loves and seeks to dwell with.
The dwelling with in this passage, I think, should not be taken in a superficial way. Rather than imagining God living along side of man to be "dwelling with" we see in Christ God and man mingled together.
Then the God who inhabits eternity was interwoven and mingled in perfect union with Christ the Son of God. When I think of God dwelling with the contrite and lowly I think of the ultimate expression of this relationship - the incarnation of God in a man.
This man spoke of Him being in the Father and the Father being in Him -
"Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me ? The words that I say to you I do not speak from Myself, but the Father who abides in Me does His works."
In history, in the earth then, we had a testimony of the God Who inhabits eternity dwelling in eternity and with the contrite and lowly man simultaneously. God spoke His desire. Then God SHOWED us what He spoke. He manifested His desire.
Now He seeks to expand that desire to those who believe into Christ.
That is to dispense Himself into other men and women.
Speaking of the day they believe in His resurrection He says -
"In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you." (John 14:20)
i was going somewhere else, but this constant use of the world 'love' is interesting.
does the bible define what love is? i feel various forms of love and they are all very different.
Yuo might begin your meditation on this by reaslizing in the Greek NT there are three words (at aleast) used for our English word love
Without me double checking this I think you have a phileo
as a kind of brotherly love. You have eros
as a romantic love. And I think you have agape
as the highest divine love.
Bottom line is that indeed there are different words used in the Greek for our English word love. Greek is a very rich language. And it is understandable that God spoke His new testament oracles to us in such a rich language as Greek.
I did not say God is Greek. I did not say God favors the Greeks. I simply said that He chose Greek language to communicate the New Testament oracles to the world. He chose Hebrew to speak to us the Old Testament oracles. A small section of the OT is in Chaldean I believe in the book of Daniel, (I think).