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What Is Love? God's Love, Human Love Explained

Love is more
than emotions,
and it is much
more than a
good feeling.
But our society
has taken what
God has said
about love, sex
and intimacy
and changed it
into simply emotions and feelings. God
describes love in great detail in the Bible,
especially in the Book of First Corinthians,
chapter 13. So that you catch the full
weight of God's definition of love, let me
present verses four through seven (1
Corinthians 13:4-7) to you this way. How
much would it meet your needs if a
person loved you as God says we should
be loved:
if this person responded to you with
patience, kindness, and was not
envious of you?
if this person was not boastful or
how about if this person wasn't rude
toward you or self-seeking or easily
what if this person didn't keep a
record of your wrongs?
how about if they refused to be
deceitful, but always were truthful with
what if this person protected you,
trusted you, always hoped for your
good, and persevered through conflicts
with you?
This is how God defines the love He wants
us to experience in relationships. You'll
notice that this kind of love is "other-
person" focused. It is giving, rather than
self-seeking. And there's the problem.
Who can live up to this?

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