STOP! Do not say I love you without reading what I am about to show you.
Emotions motivate us many a time to say I love you.
Affections draw us to one another, and we want to say I love you
It is not difficult to say, but it is supposed to be taken as a commitment, albeit many people do not know that saying I love you is a commitment.
Lovers on a wedding day indeed exchange marriage vows, but that does not mean they know what it means to love.
The only one who has the full knowledge of love is “love” himself.
He who does not LOVE does not know God, for God is LOVE- 1John 4:9.
How can we be so sure that God is love?
In this, the LOVE of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that
we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins- 1John 4:9-10
Why then would love be a commitment?
Let us study Corinthians 13: 4
1. Love suffers long and is kind;
2. Love does not envy;
3. Love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;
4. Love does not behave rudely;
5. Love does not seek its own;
6. Love is not provoked;
7. Love thinks no evil;
8. Love does not rejoice in iniquity;
9. Love rejoices in the truth;
10. Love bears all things;
11. Love believes all things;
12. Love hopes all things;
13. Love endures all things;
14. Love never fails.
Before you say I love you, consider these fourteen characteristics of love and use them to assess your sincerity. You would be a great lover if you can live according to these principles of love.