Are you really “In love”?

Most people test if they are ‘in love’ by the way they feel. I am supposing here that you can test if you are loving or being loved by a test and that test is found in the Bible. The following Scripture shows us how to evaluate love:

4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Love is defined this list of “is’” and “is not’s”. Another way of looking at the list could be measuring whether your love is mature or is immature. Be honest with yourself.

  • Is patient
  • Is kind
  • Is not envious
  • Is not boastful
  • Is not arrogant
  • Is not rude
  • Is not selfish
  • Is not irritable
  • Is not resentful
  • Is not joyful in doing wrong
  • Is joyful in truth
  • Bears all
  • Believes all
  • Hopes all
  • Endures all
  • Never ends

So, I hate to tell you this, but if the love you feel for another or another feels for you does not fit this definition, it is not love.

What do you think?


A husband, father, xav8r, Jesus follower from Detroit who works in IT, enjoys hockey, college football, and a cigar. Currently geographical status is a northerner exiled to the south!

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