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True love gives

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We use terminology like “falling in love” or “falling out of love,” but what is “love”? We use that word in a variety of ways today, but the Bible explains it very clearly. Do you “love” someone? Here’s how it will be known.

In Ephesians 5, Paul tells Christians to “walk in love” (Eph. 5:2). What a way to say that! Make your way of life, how you conduct yourself on a daily basis toward all individuals, one that is characterized by steadfast agape love. What does that look like? Keep reading the verse – “as Christ also has loved us and given…” True love, like Jesus, gives. He “loved,” which was demonstrated when He “gave.” We see this clearly in John 3:16 also – “God so loved the world that He gave.”

So, do you “love”? Are there people who you “feel” love for? Are there people the Bible tells you to love? Do you “love” like Jesus (cf. John 13:34)? The simple way to measure that is to answer this – Does your love give?