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True Love

True love, as found in the Bible, is not the same as the common usage found in the English language and society. Today, what I think you’ll find, is that what people think true love is, most often is confused with infatuation. That elated, "high" feeling they feel when they "fall in love." That kind of "love" is something that typically lasts less than a year, and unless replaced by true love, results in broken relationships. They break up and then they start the process all over again. In a search for a constant "love" high.

The Bible talks about love:
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, 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."
I Corinthians 13:4-8a (NIV)

To me, that defines true love. The "real" love God has for us. These great "love" qualities can be found in a Christian, and I believe that they are the foundation in all true loving relationships. What happens so often today, is that people get caught up in "societies" values when trying to "find" love in their dating lives. What they should be looking for is "Godly" values. All too often, they don’t look for these great "Christian" characteristics. They look at physical appearance, popularity, or wealth. The values that society teaches us are important. I don’t believe that these are the qualities that God looks at in us… So, why would you look for these characteristics in someone?

These values so highly favoured by society, will not bring you a person of commitment or someone who will work hard at love. A person with these characteristics will work hard at physical appearance, popularity and wealth.

If you want true love. If you want to experience God’s love in your life. Look for a person full of "God’s" love. A person with Godly values and characteristics.