What Does Love Mean? – 23 Behaviors of True Love

Love is one of the most powerful words in the world. It can melt hearts, bind souls, and last forever. But what does love mean? Do you really know what love is? Learn the 23 behaviors of true love found in the Bible.

What does love mean? 23 behaviors or true love

What is love? Would you be able to recognize true love if you saw it?

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Actually, there are four kinds of love that exist in the world today. Each love is powerful and has its place! But only one of them, lasts for ever.

1 Corinthians 13:13 “And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.”

“Love” is a word that is often used but rarely understood.

Love is more than kind words, strong emotions, and good intentions. Love is not a state of being. In English, love is most often used as an action verb. What does love do??

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4 Types of Love (Agape’, Phileo, and …)

Love is a big concept. It has many different meanings in the world. Learn how God’s agape’ love is different from all the other types of love.

4 TYPES OF LOVE - AGAPE, PHILEO, STORGE, EROS

There are four main types of love found in the Bible that are categorized by four Greek words.

If we are to live as God instructs us, it is vital that we understand the differences between these kinds of love.

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25 Bible Verses About Love For God

We know that God loves us, but what does the Bible say about loving Him? Find out in these powerful Bible verses describing how we should love God.

25 Bible Verses About Love For God

Love is the cornerstone of Christianity. It is the bedrock upon which all other Christian doctrines stand.

Bible love is different than natural human love. True love is not a free-for-all with no limits or boundaries. True love is not a feeling that comes and goes beyond our control. Bible love is true love.

God’s love is the greatest love.

We can love like God once we know Him through salvation. Learn about God’s special agape love here.

God loves us. We should love Him. We should love one another.

Have you accepted God’s love for you through faith in His Son?

If you are saved, do you love God? Do you love Him as much as you should?

Loving God is more than a fuzzy feeling and kind words. It is a commitment to keep His commandments and it comes with amazing benefits.

Consider these verses. How can you love God more?

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25 Bible Verses About The Amazing Love of God

Do you ever wonder if God loves you? These Bible verses about the love of God will encourage your heart and strengthen your faith.

BIBLE VERSES ABOUT THE LOVE OF GOD

The knowledge that God loves you is the foundation of all of His work in your life. Satan works tirelessly to blind people from the fact that God loves them.

Your confidence in God is directly proportionate to your assurance of His love for you. With the Lord’s help, you can begin to understand the breathtaking love of God.

God’s love for you is so special that there is even a unique word for it in the Bible. Learn about God’s Agape’ love here.

The amazing love of God has been extended to you in an offer of eternal salvation. Have you accepted God’s love?

Meditate on the verses below and bask in the warming glow of God’s eternal love for you.

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16 Characteristics of God’s Agape’ Love

The Greek word agape’ (ag-ah´­pay) describes God’s unconditional and sacrificial love that He has for us and expects us to show to one another.  What does agape’ love look like?

1 Corinthians 13:4–8   

“Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.”

The word agape’ is translated into the word “charity” in this chapter of the King James Bible.  This is the perfect English word to describe God’s selfless & unconditional love.  Learn why God’s love is the Greatest.

Sin is the enemy of love. God’s love conquers sin.

Agape’ love makes eternal salvation possible. Have you accepted God’s love?

John 13:34  

“A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.”

Our Lord not only gave us a command that we should love one another but also how to love one another.  The Greek word agape’ is used for God’s love toward us and for the love that we should display toward one another.

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Are you exhibiting God’s agape’ love? Ask yourself the questions after each point to find out.

Here are the 16 characteristics of God’s love.  

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