This graphic describes how love should behave. Unfortunately, human love rarely can meet these expectations. But this scripture does paint a picture of what love should look like. It is a standard to attempt to achieve.
Marital love reaches its epitome in Robert Burns poem:
A Red, Red Rose
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David sings of Divine Love — the purest, strongest, most satisfying love ever known to man in Psalm 63
O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you;
my soul thirsts for you;
my flesh faints for you,
as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
2 So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary,
beholding your power and glory.
3 Because your steadfast love is better than life,
my lips will praise you.
4 So I will bless you as long as I live;
in your name I will lift up my hands.
5 My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food,
and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips,
6 when I remember you upon my bed,
and meditate on you in the watches of the night;
7 for you have been my help,
and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy.
8 My soul clings to you;
your right hand upholds me.
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Human love can falter, but, no matter what comes our way, God’s love is secure. Hallelujah!
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!
*Glenview Baptist Worship Ministry Newsletter