What does it mean to Like?
To find agreeable, enjoyable, or satisfactory.
synonyms: be fond of, have a soft spot for, have a fondness for, have a liking for, have regard for, think well of, look on with favour, hold in esteem, admire, respect, esteem;
What does it mean to Love?
It is a strong feeling of affection.
synonyms: deep affection, fondness, tenderness, warmth, intimacy, attachment, endearment; More
A great interest and pleasure in something.
A feel deep affection or sexual love for (someone).
You can actually be in LIKE rather than being in LOVE with someone.
I came across a recorded audio of a couple at their breaking point. At the point where they could no longer hold their tongues. It was really sad to listen to this 2 hours long of back and forth chatter.
I wondered did the man really ever love this woman, definetly NOT!
As I listened to the genesis of their relationship I realised she was just there at the right time and place for him.
* She was beautiful enough,
* She didn’t need his money, as she was very hard working and self sufficient.
* She was desperate to settle down and so on.
Romans 12:9, Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.
Are you courting someone or have married someone because you only liked them enough because they suited you for that time.
If there isn’t true love, it will reveal itself sooner or later. Because only love can survive after all is said and done at every level of relationship.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7, Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Don’t confuse LIKE with LOVE, it will be a very big and costly mistake. They mean two different things.
If you find that you are unable to stand the person after a while even if they haven’t done you any much harm then you hadn’t been in love from the beginning because…
1 John 4:16-18, We have come to know and have believed the love which God has [a]for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear [b]involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.
Be blessed as we continue in true love ❤️