To Lay Down Your Life!

In his book, The Five Love Languages, Gary Chapman provides insight in how to improve the quality of romantic relationships through understanding your partner’s native love language. The 5 expressions of love he list in the book are; physical touch, acts of service, words of affirmation, quality time, and receiving gifts. I truly love the content of his book and it’s an awesome study guide for small groups or to share with your partner. However, the Bible translation of love is depicted a little more sacrificially. In 1 Corinthians 10:13 (MSG) we find that true love is best exampled through our selfless sacrificial actions. It reads, “If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love. Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut, Doesn’t have a swelled head, Doesn’t force itself on others, Isn’t always “me first,” Doesn’t fly off the handle, Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others, Doesn’t revel when others grovel, Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth, Puts up with anything, Trusts God always, Always looks for the best, Never looks back, But keeps going to the end.” John 15:13 adds the exclamation to the end by reminding all of us, “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends!” Happy Valentine’s Day♥️

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