Your Love maturity is an indicator of your spiritual maturity.

 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, 10 so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.  Phil 1:9-11

 Love maturity level is based on the focus of your love.

 Immature                              Mature

Self  <—————————————————–> Other

 The more spiritually mature the easier to give away.

For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son.. John 3:16

 Mature love gives to make the other better.

 The Work of Giving Love

 1)     Give love by understanding.

 But a married man has to think about his earthly responsibilities and how to please his wife. 1 Cor 7:33

 Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.  James 1:19

 

 2)     Love to help mature together.

 Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.  1 John 3:18

 Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. Phil 2:4

 Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God. Eph 5:2

 May God, who gives this patience and encouragement, help you live in complete harmony with each other, as is fitting for followers of Christ Jesus. Rom 15:5

 3)     Love to give value. (Self-worth)

 But I have this complaint against you. You don’t love me or each other as you did at first! 5 Look how far you have fallen! Turn back to me and do the works you did at first. Rev 2:4-5

 As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. Prov 27:17

 When we get together, I want to encourage you in your faith, but I also want to be encouraged by yours. Rom 1:12

 Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up.  Prov 12:25

 4)    Love God and you will be able to love people.

 Anyone who loves another brother or sisteris living in the light and does not cause others to stumble. 1 John 2:10

 We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters. 1 John 3:16

 No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us. 1 John 4:12

 Love Check List …. 1 Cor 13:4-7

 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

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