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Today I want to share this topic of Love with you. Every day and every time we hear about love and I want share the topic “What is TRUE LOVE”. Nowadays, Love is in the air, everybody talks about love. Even those that that don’t know what love is all about talks about it. So before we dabble into what True Love is all about, let’s first of all look at the origin of love in the bible.
In the book of John chapter 3 verse 16 – the bible – the word of God said that God so loved the world that he gave the ONLY begotten son, that whoever believe in him will not perish but have everlasting life. Let’s look at it this way – even when we begot five sons, can we allow only one of them to die a shameful death for those that are not righteous (or even when they are righteous)? The answer is capital no but God sent the one and ONLY begotten son to die for us. Wao, even while we are still sinners…Christ died for us. My friend this is the origin of True Love in the Bible.
What is True Love and how do you know when you have found it?
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres. Love never fails.” —I Corinthians 13:4-8a (NIV)
This verse describes the characteristics of true love. These qualities can really be found in the person of our Lord Jesus Christ, and they can be found in all truly loving relationships. The problem with us trying to “find” love in our today dating lives is that too often we don’t look for the above characteristics. Rather we look at the physical appearance, wealth, or popularity. These are not the real qualities that God looks at and neither should we take them as basis to loving somebody.
But the LORD said to Samuel,
“…The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” —I Samuel 16:7b (NIV)
Love is best understood as action and devotion, not an emotion. Love is not completely based on how you feel or how I feel. Yes our emotions are involved, but they cannot be our only measure for love. True devotion will certainly lead to action…that is true love.
Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with ACTIONS and in truth. I John 3:18 (NIV)
Christ was devoted to us enough to give his own life for us (Romans 5:8), even when he didn’t feel like it (Matthew 26:39).
Sex is not really love! But our cultural background has taught us that sex and love are one in the same page. This is a typical lie from the pit of hell. Sex is a beautiful thing! God-given activity that is certainly wonderful when practiced within the limits of a Biblical marriage.
Sex is the finishing point of the binding of two people within Biblical marriage; it is a gift from God.
Pre-marital sex is not love and it only leads to hurt and disappointment for those who are indulging in that love. The Bible says that when two people get married, they become one flesh (Ephesians 5:31).
Sex is accomplishment (consummation) of that union. When two people break out of their relationship after having sexual relationship, it is like ripping their flesh apart. This is why two teenagers will resist or struggle so much to become so dependent on those they give their bodies to.
In the light of I Corinthians 13:4-8 (above), it is easy to see that premarital sex is never patient, it is not kind, it does not protect, it is self-seeking. It is not love!
Identifying true love
We can only recognize true love and know when we have found it, based on the Word of God. When we compare our relationships up to what the Word of God (Bible) says that love is—and we are honestly prepared to make an enduring commitment to that person – only then we can say that we are truly “in love.”
The three keys to that statement are:
We really have to look at the God’s Word … completely be honest with ourselves …understood the level of commitment that comes with true love.
I am really convinced that you can differentiate true love from mere infatuation and I encourage you to give your life to Jesus Christ because you cannot truly love without Jesus in your life.
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