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There are many, many things to say about love. I’m not going to try to put it all here, since that would be futile. Really, only God can say all there is to say and know about love, and humanity hasn’t even begun to finish poring over what He’s already shown us! But I will share a few things that I do know, a few things that God has shown me either through others or directly from Himself, sometimes both.

Love is a choice. You can’t make anyone love you. You might be able to force someone to say it, and maybe even pretend with their actions, but unless they have made the choice to love, they do not actually love.

Love is not a feeling. Feelings come with it, yes, but the feelings aren’t the love itself. The feelings come from the love that you have chosen to give.

Love¬† must bestow itself. Love isn’t love unless you give it to someone. Love isn’t love unless you use it on someone else.

Love makes you not want to sin. When you love someone you don’t want to offend or hurt them. When you love someone you have a tendency to do what they say. When you love someone you begin to enjoy doing things that they like. You don’t lose yourself and your preferences, you just begin to work and do better alongside that other person. Take a look at John 14:15 & 21.

A few more things about love: Deuteronomy 6:5, 11:1; Psalm 116:1-2; Mark 12:29-31; John 3:16-17, 13:34-35, 15:9-14; Romans 5:5-10, 13:10; Galatians 5:14; Ephesians 2:4-7; Hebrews 13:1; 1 John 2:4-5 & 15-17, 3:16-18, 4:19-21, & 5:2-3.