What is Love?

Now many confuse love with admiration and most commonly sexual lust, now days the younger generation driven by their wild hormones more often than not confuse their sexual desires with love, even some of the older generation fall into the same trap, I suppose everyone at some stage or the other confuses love for what it actually is.

There is only one place in the world where you will actually find out what love is and that is in the the word of God, the bible.

Lets have a look at what love really is.

Taken from the 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 the handle,

Doesn't keep score of the sins of others,

Doesn't revel when others grovel, Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth, Puts up with anything, Trusts God always, Always looks for the best, Never looks back, But keeps going to the end.

Can there be a more clearer explanation of love than that!

The bible contains many insights into love but none more striking than the 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 the world stand by and allow this to happen to one child so that the others may live? I thank God that he loves us so much.

From the above scripture you can see what love truly is, personally I believe its bigger than any of us can imagine more powerful than any of us can conceive, but the ultimate goal that we should strive for in our relationships with our children, spouses friends, family and most of all our God.

1.Love never gives up

2.Love cares more for others than for self

3.Love doesn't want what it doesn't have

4.Love doesn't strut, Doesn't have a swelled head,

5.Love Doesn't force itself on others Isn't always "me first," Doesn't fly off the handle

6.Love Doesn't keep score of the sins of others

7.Love Doesn't revel when others grovel

8.Love Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth

9.Love Puts up with anything

10.Love Trusts God always

11.Love Always looks for the best

12.Love Never looks back, But keeps going to the end

This is what love is!

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Author:
Fred Riley
http://www.godonline.co.za

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