The 10 Attributes of Biblical Love

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Episode Summary

It’s easy to believe that love is easy or natural. In reality, love is far more demanding than we’d like to admit. In this episode, Dale and Veronica work through the Bible’s definition and commands of love.

Love has been twisted and vandalized into many definitions that it is not. Love is not something you fall into or fall out of… Love is not a feeling. Love is not an emotion. Love is a choice, a set of actions, and a way to live according to God’s Word. In this episode, Dale and Veronica take a raw look at the Bible’s definition of love.

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In addition to our teaching time, we usually answer one-two critical questions from our listening audience. If we had a Q&A in this episode you can view those questions at the bottom of this page and hear our responses at the closing of this episode. Also, if you have a question you would like answered on the show, please email us at support@ultimatemarriage.com.

Worthy Quotes From This Episode

  • Envy generally stems from insecurity or dissatisfaction with oneself and it breeds bitterness and ill-will towards others.
  • Husbands and wives should never look at each other as a competitors.
  • As married couples, we have to get rid of this worldly pursuit of self-care and replace it with spouse-care.
  • Offense cuts you off from God’s blessings as it is a statement that you have forgotten how filthy you were to God and yet He made a way for you, chose you and accepted you as his own child.
  • The river of love must flow down the banks of truth if we remove the banks we begin to love things God hates.
  • As a Christian, you do not rejoice in things that oppose Scripture.

Scripture From This Episode

  • 1 John 4:7-8 “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.”
  • Matthew 22:37-39 “Jesus said, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’
  • 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7 “Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
  • Proverbs 11:13 “Whoever goes about slandering reveals secrets, but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered.”

Questions Answered In This Episode

  • No questions answered in this episode.

This Week’s Memory Verse

  • 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7 “Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”

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Written By Dale Partridge
Dale is the co-founder and Editor in Chief at Ultimate Marriage. He is best known as a thought leader on biblical theology, family, and church practice. Currently, Dale is finishing his graduate studies at Western Seminary.
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