What Does The Bible Say About Love

"Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." - 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

The above verse from the Bible can be summarized in one sentence: Love does not try to control others. If you try to be controlling, you are trying to cage your lover and not love her. It is due to the controlling nature that one has high expectations of others, and when these expectations are not met, it leads to resentment, arrogance and envy. Love is patient, understands that the other person has her own priorities, and lets her be free. Trying to impose one's way, whether habits or opinions, is a sign of controlling nature.

"Anyone who does not love does not know God because God is love." - 1 John 4:8

God is called love in the above verse of the Bible. This is because God sent his only child to bring the salvation of humankind through the death of his child on the cross. He sacrificed his son for humanity. This is an act of ultimate selflessness and love for his creation because God wanted to rescue humankind from the original sin.

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Jamie Larson