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The Characteristics Of Love



The Characteristics of Love

1. Love desires reciprocation.
A one-sided love promotes frustration and discontent.
Love desires company (companionship). 1 John 4:19.

2. Love is unbiased, without prejudice.
It is unconditional;
Conditioned love is mock love.

3. Love is eternal.
There is no “falling out of love”;
Nothing can replace true love, as it has no end.

4. Love cannot be described.
No words adequate enough to describe love. (“so much” as in John 3:16)
Love is seen in action, not in words. (Calvary).

5. Love is not self-seeking.
There is no pride in love; no self seeking.
Love is “others” minded, it gives and asks nothing in return.

6. Love is pure.
Real love promotes chastity.

7. Love is powerful.
Love brings the strongest and most nOBle of men to their knees.

8. Love is motivational.
It promotes Truth;
Love demands action.


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The bible says that "He that loveth not his brother abideth in death. Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him." (1 John 3:14b-15) I came across a Christian website today where "Christians" were speaking horrible things about another Christian brother because this man's children had cancer and his wife was dying. The had the audacity to say that the reason why this Christian brother's wife and child had cancer was because it MUST have been that he had sinned and that he is in hell right now. This behavior disgusted me to the core. It is a shame that such people who call themselves Christians can behave in such manner. This angers the Lord and He will NOT answer their prayers because God resists the proud and gives grace to the humble.

God Bless!

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God devotion on the characteristics of love. I appreciate the following;

"4. Love cannot be described.
No words adequate enough to describe love. (“so much” as in John 3:16)
Love is seen in action, not in words. (Calvary)."

Thank you Irishman.

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TRUE Love for the LORD is accompanied by absolute devotion and commitment. Peter's claim to love the LORD was not supported by his past actions. Peter went to the shores of Galilee to await Jesus' command to meet Him there. Fishing was their livelihood, but now Jesus demanded that their absolute devotion to Him would lead them to be fishers of men. Jesus asked Peter if he loved Him more than the fish, and Peter answered, Yes! Whenever there are two synonyms which are placed closely together in context (e.g.,"love"), and has different meanings; it is placed there for emphasis (Jn. 21:15-17).  Peter TRULY did love the LORD, and used the Greek word *phileo" instead of *agapao* because he had denied the LORD in the past and was most likely reluctant in choosing his words for that matter. Jesus knew Peter's heart . . . and knew that Peter did indeed love the LORD, but that there was a lack of absolute devotion and commitment. Jesus demands our love for Him to be sacrificial and from the heart; anything less than that is not worthy of the LORD.

God Bless!

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