Love Believes

(Excerpt from Love is Not an Emotion)

Have you ever been told that you are to believe the best of every person? My Mom told me that repeatedly. Girls gossip, and I’d come home and tell my mom what had been said. She would say, “You shouldn’t believe that. You should believe the best of that girl.” Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.[1]

“Take away love and our earth is a tomb.” ~Robert Browning

First and foremost we have to recognize that love believes the Bible, God’s Word. Love is fully persuaded that what God says He will do, He will do. Love believes for God’s best.

Love focuses on: Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, [Love] think(s) on these things.[2]

[1] 1 Corinthians 13:7 NKJV

[2] Philippians 4:8 NIV

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