The Definition of Love
Updated: Oct 18, 2018
There are different types of love.
Love between people necessitates action. It is beyond an emotion, although it can elicit a multitude of emotions including desire, feeling secure, lust, and serenity.
I Corinthians 13 is often incorporated in wedding vows for its description of love. The Love used in I Corinthians chapter 13 is from the Greek word Agape means to Show Affection or Benevolence. Action.
Agape is often translated into the word Charity. Action.
Love is to ACT to the benefit of another person, place, or thing.
It should, however, be focused on persons, not things.
The only thing in love that should resemble discomfort is discipline. Discipline is carried out in love to promote growth or correction. It is not punitive for its own sake.
Love is not selfish. It is not harmful.
Love Does Not Abuse The Recipient. There is no excuse for it.
Look at the relationships and interactions around you. Are they out of love or something else?