2/49: The Truth of Love

Tuesday

Love’s true definition is: (1 Corinthians 13:4-7) Kind, forbearing, benevolent,¬† not jealous, not vain, not proud, is not fake, selfless, pure in thoughts, finds no joy in wrong doing, but rejoices in the truth; bears, believes, hopes and endures all things.

In character terms, spiritual strength is defined as truth, justice, disciplines, temperaments, opinions, expectations, standards, and measures used to weigh matters.

Consider:

  • Love’s definition relies on its integrity.
  • Disciplined love tempers passion and balances daily relationships with other people.
  • Healthy love embraces the safe boundaries of honesty and refrains from the unrealistic expectations we tend to place on ourselves or others to live up to.
  • ‘Making love’ with someone is impossible.
    • God is love and the author of it. Only He can create it. Intimacy is designed to strengthen marriage bonds (period).
  • ¬†Tough love distances itself from wrongdoing, but not always people.
    • If love acts in its designed capacity, love can stop wrongdoing through its calm, firm, honest and soothing tones.
  • Love is never over-dominant: physically, verbally, emotionally, sexually, religiously, politically, corporately or ‘executively’.

Truthfully exam your definitions of love

Is your love strong? Is your love honest? Does your love display integrity? (add your own questions from here)

Challenge: Test your standards for others on yourself today and then ask God to test your standards against His.

Truth heals Love

 

 

 

 

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