What About Love?

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What about love? How can you be certain you’re in love? I suggest these simple measures that you can apply to yourself. Is your love patient? Is it considerate? Can it wait until marriage for physical fulfillment? Experience says that true love’s patience is inexhaustible. True love does not assert itself, claim rights, or demand privileges. It always thinks first of the other person. The biblical phrase is it “is not self-seeking.” True love never thinks evil of the beloved. It is never suspicious, but always supportive and inspiring. True love bears all things. Nothing weakens or undermines it. It is a rock, an anchor, a foundation for all the years to come.

These simple tests are a mirror that millions have used. Physiologists, psychiatrists, and marriage counselors attest their validity. They were first recommended almost two thousand years ago by a man named Paul, in 1 Corinthians, chapter 13. That chapter provides the finest definition of love the world has received.

Read 5 Pieces of Marriage Advice from Billy and Ruth Graham.

Prayer for the day

Your limitless love causes me to see the narrowness of mine, Lord Jesus. Fill me with Your loving Spirit.

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  1. Grace Grace says:

    Lord Jesus bless you! I’m from Ethiopia.

  2. Siddhi Macwan says:

    Very thought-provoking message.

  3. Gary Jones says:

    God bless the continued message of Christ!

  4. Bella says:

    Love, love, love ❤️

  5. Gerry says:

    The ultimate example of true love occurred at Calvary. Thank You, Lord.

  6. Joe says:

    Amen! Live in us and work through us, good Lord, for Your glory.

  7. Lucas Soares Morgado says:

    I’m Brazilian, and for us here, Billy Graham is a reference of a preacher, a true man of God. I love reading your devotions.

  8. Gerry says:

    First and foremost, I am a very blessed man as I am deeply Loved. I sense God’s amazing love surrounding me daily. I am also deeply loved by my beautiful wife, daughter and granddaughters. I can rely on the unconditional love of my close fellow believers. Loving everyone is a life’s journey, and at times it can be difficult in such a volatile society. However, with God’s wonderful guidance and consistent love, I continue to grow. Thank you, Lord, for your extraordinary grace.

  9. Shelvy cooper says:

    Just want to say that love is the greatest gift that Jesus gave to us by dying on the cross!

  10. Charlene Boles says:

    I was relief from a day of stress when this came up. I saw truth.