Love is...

patient: "bearing pains or trials calmly or without complaint."

kind: "showing or having a gentle considerate nature."

joyful: "happy, joyous, lighthearted."

true: "steadfast, loyal, honest, just."

enduring: "abiding, firm, never-failing, unfaltering, unquestioning, wholehearted"

Love is not....

jealous: "intolerant of rivalry or unfaithfulness, possessive, suspicious, distrustful."

boastful: "to express pride in oneself, puff up."

proud: "showing or feeling superiority toward others."

rude: "discourteous or impolite in a deliberate way."

demanding: "to ask for something as or as if one's right or due."

irritable: "easily exasperated, disagreeable."

- 1 Corinthians 13
Merriam-Webster Dictionary

"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:8

"God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us." 1 John 4:16-19


  1. Great post Sarah! I love those verses...
    I'm so glad that God is a loving God:-)

  2. Hi! I just found your blog through Natasha's link. :) I love this post - interestingly, my pastor preached on this topic this morning. It's so amazing to meditate on the love God showers on undeserving sinners, and being overcome by that love, desiring to share it with others.

    ~ Nina
    Small Thoughts

  3. This is a beautiful post! So great to see what the Bible says of love!! Keep up the great writing!


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