There are a lot of people today wondering about their feelings for someone else.
There’s a young teenage girl who is puzzled by the lack of feelings she has for a guy with whom she was wild about. But the minute he showed interest in her, she lost interest.
There’s a young mom who’s experience of diapers and midnight feedings aren’t any fun. They ask “Am I low on love?”
This entry has been inspired by Max Lucado’s book ‘A Love Worth Giving’
How do you answer the question of love? Is there a way to assess that quality of your affection? A DNA test for love perhaps?
“Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.” – 1 Corinthians 13:6
The apostle Paul says there i a test for love.
Want to know if what you feel is genuine love? Ask yourself this: “Do I encourage this person to do what is right?”
For true love “takes no pleasure in other’ people’s sins but delights in the truth” - 1 Corinthians 13:6
One lady calls another and says “We’re friends, right?”
“Yeah, we’re friends.”
“If my husband asks, you tell him we were together at the movies last night.”
“But we weren’t.”
“I know, but I was, well, I was with another guy and – hey, you’ll do that for me, won’t you? We’re friends, right? Tighter than sisters, right?”
Love doesn’t ask someone to do what is wrong.
“Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.” – 1 Corinthians 3:16
If you find yourself prompting evil in others, check yourself. This is not love. And if others prompt evil in you, be alert. This is not love.
“Whoever loves a brother or a sister lives in the light and will not cause anyone to stumble.” - 1 John 2:10
“You are sinning against Christ when you sin against other Christians by encouraging them to do something they believe is wrong.” - 1 Corinthians 8:12 NLT
Do you want to know if your love for someone is true? Ask yourself: “Do I influence this person to do what is right?”
If your answer is yes, congratulations – you are practicing the right kind of love in your relationship with that person.