What love does!

Posted on February 13, 2014 · Posted in Godward Orientation

Love anticipates God will always care.

Love offers encouragement when none is expected.

Love does not regret the success of others.

Love does not announce one’s own success.

Love takes refuge in humility.

Love seeks the honor of others.

Love is not interested in self-promotion.

Love knows joy before it knows anger.

Love does not keep score.

Love is thrilled when the truth is known.

Love guards others even when it hurts.

Love accepts care from others.

Love is always certain of God’s promises.

Love never caves.


This love is the true standard of Valentine’s Day.

From I Corinthians 13:4-7

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Jay Younts
Jay Younts is the Shepherd Press blogger. He is the author of Everyday Talk and other materials on parenting. He has been teaching and speaking on parenting issues for 30 years. Jay and his wife, Ruth, live in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. He serves as a ruling elder at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Moore, South Carolina. He and Ruth have five adult children.