What's Love?

Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Romans 12:9-10

Wendy was having trouble with the idea of turning 30. By her own admission, she was oversensitive to any signs of advancing age. One morning, she found a prominent gray hair in her bangs. Wendy pointed to her forehead and with indignation in her voice, asked her husband, "Have you seen this?"

"What," he asked, "the wrinkles?"

That's not very encouraging, is it? When you love your spouse, you'll look for ways to encourage her. You'll find things to compliment him on. You'll see in him or her what no one else may be able to see, and you'll help your spouse see those things, too.

So, what's love? According to God, the greatest lover of all, love is seen in actions and attitudes. Those actions include encouragement, forgiveness, humility, and patience, among other things.

God desires that you would become more like Him in this way. As you read the Bible, think on how God wants you to be conformed to His kind of love. Jesus showed us the greatest love of all when He laid down His life for us on the cross. Though we cannot “out-love” Jesus, remember that we can always become more like Him!

Have a great day, and keep moving forward!