“What is love? How do you demonstrate it? To be able to practice love, you need to know what it is biblically. Throughout Scripture, love is characterized as an action.
First of all, love teaches the truth to others (Eph. 4:15) and ministers to their needs (Heb. 6:10). It sets an example by serving others and stimulating them to grow (Gal. 5:13). It covers other people’s faults (1 Pet. 4:8) and forgives (Eph. 4:32). Love also endures the problems and idiosyncrasies of others (1 Cor. 13:7) and sacrifices on their behalf (John 15:13-14).
Self-sacrificial love gives spiritual truth, help, and concern to those in need. We owe everyone that kind of love and should not owe anything else. That’s the heart of Christian living; it’s the magnet that attracts the world.”
– John MacArthur
Moments of Truth: Unleashing God’s Word One Day at a Time