Are you familiar with love tests? You can see love tests on many dating sites and in romance/dating magazines. What exactly is a love test? A love test is basically a quiz, a set of questions that supposedly will determine whether or not the girl or guy you are dating really loves you, or is just faking it.
In my opinion, most of these love tests are inaccurate, and should be taken sort of like the “he loves me, he loves me not” games we used to play when we were kids. (Just thought I’d share that the petals on my flower always seemed to run out on she loves me not)
True Love Tests
Real love tests will take into account the actions of a person, and not just his or her’s words. How often have we heard those wonderful words “I love you”, only to realize later that the person saying them was manipulative and insincere. Mere words ring hollow, but actions speak volumes.
In this regard of connecting our words with our actions, the Bible speaks an awful lot about the meaning of love, and always connects true love with sacrificial giving of one’s self and goods.
“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3:16-18
As a single Christian, how do your actions in the relationships add up against the “ultimate love test” found this verse. Are you all talk and no action? Do your words ring true, or are you just blowing hot air?
Are you a Christian single with something to share about love tests?