LOVE – to have a profoundly tender, passionate affection for someone; a feeling of warm personal attachment or deep affection, as for a parent, child, or friend
Jesus greatly expanded the scope and importance of love, saying love of God and love of fellowman are the most important of all the commandments. The apostle Paul said Christian love was the greatest and most essential of all the spiritual gifts. Throughout the New Testament, we are encouraged and commanded to live in peace with all God’s people (Romans 12:17-18) and commit ourselves to genuine love and caring for others (1 John 3:17-18). Those are the ways we can put our faith into practice in everyday life.
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:4-5
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”
“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.”
– George Sand
Victorino Abrugar of Inspiring Tips shares 21 characteristics of true love according to the Bible. Check out his article for valuable insights on this topic.