The Best Definition of Love

Posted: February 12, 2011 in Daily Devotion
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“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, 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. Love never fails.” – 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8

When I was a sixth grader pupil, I answered a common question in the slumbook of my classmate: What is love? My answer is, well, love is blind.

Today, the love-is- blind definition is a cliche. Others may actually argue that love is not really blind because people who really loves another person sees more, not less. And because it sees more, it is willing to see less (Julins Gordon). Meaning, a person in love sees an imperfect person perfectly.

I, being in a relationship for ten years with the same man teaches me that so far, the best definition of love can be seen in the Bible. Whats more is that, when we apply the wisdom written in the Scripture will make every relationship great and worthwhile!


Thank you, Lord for providing us the meaning and the essence of truly loving others- that we should be patient and be kind; that when our partner succeeds we should not envy but be supportive instead; that we should not boast and be proud; that we should not be selfish, and easily angered;that we should forgive;that we should be truthful, trusting, hopeful, persevering and lastly, that our love for others must not fail!

All these I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.

  1. OK, i mean the love as sacrifice, where there is a fear in loosing some one there is a love. Love is not only personal or within pupils,but it may be materialistic. so love all.

  2. Love is an emotion of strong affection and personal attachment.[1] Love is also a virtue representing all of human kindness, compassion, and affection; and “the unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another”

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