4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
8 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. 1Corinthians 13:4-8
This verse describes the characteristics of true love. These qualities can certainly be found in the person of Jesus Christ, and they can be found in all truly loving relationships. The problem with trying to “find” love in our dating lives, is that too often we don't look for these characteristics. Rather we look at physical appearance, popularity, or wealth. These are not the qualities that God looks at and neither should we.
And the Lord said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Bethlehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons. 1Samuel 16:1
Love is best seen as devotion and action, not an emotion. Love is not exclusively based on how we feel. Certainly our emotions are involved, but they cannot be our only criteria for love. True devotion will always lead to action—true love.
18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. 1John 3:18
Sex is not love! Our culture has taught us that sex and love are one in the same. This is a lie. Sex is a beautiful God-given activity that is wonderful when practiced within the boundaries of a Biblical marriage. Sex is the completion of the binding of two people within Biblical marriage; it is a God-given gift.
Because premarital sex is not love, it only leads to pain and disappointment for those who are seeking that love. The Bible says that when two people are married, they become one flesh (Ephesians 5:31). Sex is consummation of that union. When two people break off their relationship after having sex, it is like ripping apart flesh. This is why twoteenagers will struggle so much and become so dependent on those they give their bodies to. In light of I Corinthians 13:4-8 (above), it is easy to see that premarital sex is not patient, it is not kind, it does not protect, it is self-seeking. It is not love!
We can only identify true love and know when we have found it, based on the Word of God. When we match our relationships up to what the Bible says that love is—and we are honestly prepared to make a life-longcommitment to that person—then we can say that we are truly “in love.” The three keys to that statement are:
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Once again you have posted a well needed truth.
Although; The truths you have posted, certainly is not what the modern sophisticated folks want to hear, and is not what most preachers/pastors are giving their flocks, these truths are true, sound, Bible doctrine that EVERY preacher, pastor, and Sunday school teacher should be teaching the people until it is well embedded into the mind of everyone.
You are doing a good work, continue posting Bible truth.
I enjoy reading what you have posted.
And to all those who have compromised the truths of God’s word, and have a self-willed attitude: You would do well to pay heed to the things this sister has written, for it is for your learning.
Bro. J. Paul Jackson Thank You so Much... I have talked to many Young People on here and have listened to what some of them struggle with.. I thought Someone needed to talk about it.. And yes you are Right People don't want to talk about it because it might make people Mad but the way I see it is it's truth and it is bible and it needs to be taught.
God's truth, straight from the Bible, ALWAYS makes people (the-devil) mad.
But the duty, and requirement, of those who love God and are obedient to His word, that is to say; all-born-again-Christians, is to speak the word of truth in humblness and with Godly love.
Born again Christians love the truth, even when it hurts.
The devil entices people to compromise the word of truth so it wiil be more acceptable to the world, and not offend.
Born Again Christians, Loves The Truth
Weak Religionist, Loves A Compromise.
You worded this so well...I had to share it with some friends. Keep it up!
Thanks So Much Girly... I have a burden for young people... I want to help them in anyway I can..