What is Biblical Love?

Love is not offending, but caring for one's neighbor . . . caring as much as one cares for oneself.

Love does not take advantage of other people. Love will not use other people to fulfill one's own purpose, greed or lust. Love will not hurt someone else any more than we would want someone to hurt us.

Love involves practical acts that are clearly spelled out in the Book of God .   .  .  .  "Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, {5} Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; {6} Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; {7} Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things." (1 Cor 13:4-7)

Love respects the other person . . . no matter who he or she is or what he or she has done.

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