Valentines day is coming up, so I figured I’d write something about love.
The Bible talks about love many times. It continually tells us how much God loves us. It tells us how to treat others. It also tells us what love should look like (1 Corinthians 13:4-9).
“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. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”
Love, in any definition, should look like this. Whether it is a romantic type of love, a brotherly type of love, or just not getting back at someone.
Romantic love: Genesis 2:24 – “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”
Brotherly Love: Mark 12:31 – “… You shall love your neighbor as yourself…”
Loving Your Enemies: Matthew 5:44-45 – “But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven…”
Remember, love is a virtue that comes from God, so don’t abuse it.