Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
The more that I grow in my relationship with God, the more His love compels everything that I do, say, and desire. When God had every right to turn His back on me, He showed me the greatest love I have ever experienced. His love has changed me in the best ways possible, and I pray I spend the rest of my life growing to know His love even more and sharing His love with others.
This world has a lot of counterfeits that will try to take the place of true, holy, and pure biblical love, but all will fail in comparison. Once you’ve seen what’s true, you will immediately know what is counterfeit. For this reason, as believers, it should be our goal to know God’s love more, every single day. As we do, we’ll quickly learn these seven characteristics of God’s love that make it so beautiful.