Paul was a Jewish scholar of his day and with this, he studied in Hebrew and in Aramaic and he knew the linguistics of the languages that he grew up with. Consequently, he certainly had to know that in Hebrew and Aramaic, we would never say, “I have love” or “I do not have love.” What Paul would have known from his mother tongue of Hebrew/Aramaic is that “there is love to me” or “there is no love to me.” In other words, love is something that is given to us or not given to us from the divine source of love.