Is Love A Choice Bible

Love is a choice. It can be both a decision and an action, but it is neither an emotion nor a feeling. In fact, the Bible says that love is more than just something you feel. It says that “love is patient, love is kind” (1 Corinthians 13:4) and that “love never fails” (1 Corinthians 13:8). The Bible also refers to God’s love as “an everlasting love” and that He chose to extend it to us (Jeremiah 31:3). These passages make it clear that we can choose to love regardless of how we feel about another person.

Is Love A Choice Bible

Love Is a Choice by Robert Hemfelt

Love Is a Choice by Robert Hemfelt

Published by: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (October 31, 2011)

ISBN-10: 1414334745

ISBN-13: 9781414334749

Can You Choose to Love?

  • Love is a decision. It’s not something that just happens to you. It’s not like catching the flu or finding money on the street. Love is a choice that we make, and then we act in accordance with that choice.
  • Love is a commitment. If you commit yourself to someone, it means they are more important than anyone else in your life – even yourself! This makes them more worthy of receiving your time and attention than any other person on earth (including yourself).
  • Love is serving others at all costs (even dying for them). When Jesus was asked what was the greatest commandment of all, he answered: “Love God with everything you have…and love others as much as you love yourself” Matthew 22:36-40) Loving others means serving them without expecting anything in return – ever!

Do You Have a Choice in Who You Love?

The answer to this question is a resounding yes. In fact, you can choose who you love, but there are some qualifications. First of all, God must be involved in the decision making process. You can’t just decide on your own that you will love someone or something else for that matter. God has already told us how we should live our lives and what choices He wants us to make when it comes to loving others. So, if we want to follow His plan for our lives then we have no other choice but to accept His advice and believe that it is true and wise because He loves us so much!

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Once again though; as I mentioned earlier…the Bible does say that “love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude…and does not insist on its own way” (1 Corinthians 13:4-5). So what does this mean? Well let me explain…

Can You Choose to Stop Being in Love?

You can choose to stop being in love. You can choose to stop loving someone. You can choose to stop loving yourself. And you can also choose to stop loving God. But it’s not that simple, is it?

  • Love is something that happens between two people—it’s a choice made by both parties. If one person decides they don’t want the relationship anymore, what happens then? Does the other person just disappear from their life and leave them behind forever (and vice versa)? Or do they go through a period of mourning as they move on from their past together before finding someone new? Do children get caught up in this process if they’re still young enough not to understand what’s happening?
  • What if one person chooses their own happiness over another person’s feelings at every step along the way: going out with others behind closed doors while keeping up appearances publicly; breaking up with someone only after realizing there was nothing left for them anymore; pressuring someone into doing things that make them uncomfortable because “it’ll be good for us later on.” In short, how does this work when two people don’t have any respect or empathy left for each other anymore but still need some kind of closure before moving forward separately into different stages of life (their own and each others’)…
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Because the Bible says that love is a choice, you can choose to love even when you don’t feel like it.

The Bible tells us that love is a choice, not a feeling. This is important to understand because when we think of love as something that just happens or comes naturally, it’s easy to feel like there’s no point in trying to change our feelings toward someone else if they don’t like us back. But if you know that love is a choice, you can choose to love even if your feelings aren’t there yet—or even if they never will be!

The Bible says that “love is patient and kind; it does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude” (1 Corinthians 13:4). If these things are true about God’s love for us, then wouldn’t it make sense for them to also be true of human relationships? We cannot expect others’ actions and attitudes toward us to match what God has shown His followers so far—we must show grace when faced with unreasonable behavior from others around us.


As we have seen, the Bible says in many places that love is a choice. There are plenty of stories from Scripture that illustrate this point as well, such as when God tells Jonah to go and preach to Nineveh even though he doesn’t want to, or when Jesus tells Peter that he will deny him three times before the rooster crows twice. The Bible also says that there are other ways in which we must not only choose who we love but also how much: “This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you” (John 15:12). With all of these examples from Scripture showing us how important it is for people’s lives to be directed by their own choices rather than what others tell them or what they feel like doing at any given moment, it seems clear why so many people today would consider themselves Christian but still make decisions based on what sounds good rather than what makes sense. For example, if someone were offered two jobs with similar paychecks but different responsibilities–one where they had no control over their work schedule (such as working for a company) and another where they did (such as being self-employed)–then most likely they’d take either one because both sound good enough already!

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