Love is an action

The Bible invites us to strive to understand the measurements of God’s limitless love for us:

“And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is.” (Ephesians 3:18)

Do you find this hard to comprehend?

We’ve come to see love as nothing more than an immeasurable feeling or an emotion.  It’s that euphoric feeling that we first feel or see in the movies.  It can be selfish and centric.

Love is first and foremost a commitment.

Feelings and emotions are often involved, but they’re secondary to the commitment. When I’m talking about “measuring love,” I’m not suggesting we can accurately sum up all the nuances of love with something as simple as a quiz you might read in magazine or on a blog.

Real love isn’t about emotion; it’s about action. It’s not just about “connection”; it’s about commitment.

The world’s definition of love seems to be self-centered, but God’s definition of love is selfless. The Bible reminds us that “love does not demand its own way.” (1 Corinthians 13:5) We are often compelled to sacrifice our selfish agendas upon the altar of love, but what we ultimately receive in return is something far more profound than anything we could have concocted on our own. God, as the author of love, has given us a gift of love and the ability to give love.

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