Principles of Love

10/24/2011

 
I don't have a “physical” relationship with God, and yet it is the most powerful relationship I'll never depart from.


"Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance."
1 Corinthians 13:4-7

"Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called you to do, and he will bless you for it."
1 Peter 3:9

I've learned that we should wait for love. If it is true love then let it be shown to us first. I'm casting all your offenses into the sea. I hope you can do the same.

Love is not a competition. Love does not think evil things. Love suffers long. Love is kind. Love is not envious. Love is not proud. Love does not behave unseemly. Love is not selfish. Love is not easily provoked.

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate with insults when people insult you. Instead, pay them back with a blessing.

These things I have not just made up. These things are the love of God. The last two paragraphs are from 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 and 1 Peter 3:9 in the Bible. I wanted to share this with you so that you may take impart from this and benefit from it to prepare for the future.

"True love involves mutual enjoyment of each others company:
The physical expression is not constantly necessary.
And there should be more to share than just a body.
If you would take all the physical expression out of your relationship, what would you have left?
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Try to withhold from emotional attachments we have made. Don't trust in strong romantic desires to guide you. My advice is to tend toward the intellectual and spiritual before the physical until marriage. A test of true love is to stop everything physical until marriage.

"Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you."
Ephesians 4:32

Jesus said,
“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him."
John 3:16,17

So you have heard the Good News from me. This is my prayer to you:

"So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then the way you live will always honour and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better.
We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy, always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to his people, who live in the light. For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins."
Colossians 1:9-14
 


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