What True Love Really Is.



John 3:16 (NIV) says For God so loved the world that he gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

1 John 3:16 (NIV) says This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.”

1 John 4:7 (NIV) says Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.”

TRUE LOVE REQUIRES SACRIFICE:

True love may require us to offer (sacrifice) something valuable for God and others.

9 SIGNIFICANT CHARACTERISTICS OF TRUE LOVE

  • True Love Is Patient;
  • True Love Is Kind;
  • True Love Does Not Envy;
  • True Love Does Not Boast;
  • True Love Is Not Proud;
  • True Love Is Not Rude;
  • True Love Always Trusts;
  • True Love Always Hopes;
  • True Love Never Fails.

1 Corinthians 13:13 (NIV) says And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

Song of Songs 8:6-7 (NIV) says Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot sweep it away. If one were to give all the wealth of one’s house for love, it would be utterly scorned.”

TRUE LOVE IS PRICELESS

True love is as strong as death; it cannot be killed by time or disaster; and it cannot be bought for any price because it is freely given. True love is priceless and even the richest king cannot buy it.

TRUE LOVE IS A FREE GIFT

True love must be accepted as a Gift from God and then within the guidelines God provides. Accept the love of your spouse as God's gift, and strive to make your love a reflection of the perfect love that comes from God Himself.

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