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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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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How To Rise Above The Drama & Live For God

Do you get discouraged by the craziness in the world? These simple but powerful truths will help you rise above it all and live for God.

How To Rise Above Drama and Live for God

Micah was a Judean prophet from the Southwest of Israel. He prophesied during the reigns of three kings – Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah.

Jotham was a good king, but did not remove the idolatrous high places.

Ahaz was a wicked king with a pro-Assyrian foreign policy. The Northern Kingdom was taken captive during his reign.

Hezekiah was a good king for most of his reign. His anti-Assyrian policies led to the siege of Jerusalem by Sennacherib.

Those were difficult days for the common people in Judea. They were harassed by the enemy, exploited by the rich (2:1-13), taken advantage of by their rulers (3:1-4), and distracted by the message of false prophets (3:5-8).

The key verse in this book is Micah 6:8.​

Micah 6:8  “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; And what doth the Lord require of thee, But to do justly, and to love mercy, And to walk humbly with thy God?”

There were many reasons for the people of God to be discouraged, angry, depressed. Micah was encouraging the people to rise above the drama of the day.

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10 Rules For Respect in Relationships

How to stop misunderstandings & mischief.

In a world where people have forgotten how to treat one another, this list will save you a lot of grief.  Check it out.

 

Matthew 18:15-17  “Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.  [16]  But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.  [17]  And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.”

Matthew 5:23-24  “Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;  [24]  Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.”

We live in a day where accusation and innuendo have tremendous power.  No longer are you innocent until proven guilty.  It seems that most people today believe you are guilty until proven innocent.  That sentiment plays strongly into satan’s role as the “accuser of the brethren.”

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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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