I’ve written about 1 Corinthians 13 a few times but I think it’s more relevant than ever both in the world and in my personal life.
So here we go…
How often do you hear someone say, “This comes from a place of love.” Or “I love you to death but…”
A lot of times what is said following that opening line is something far away from love.
We see people that behave in a manner that comes off the opposite of love while claiming they’re acting in love.
On the flip side some behave in a manner that is enabling wrong behavior.
So how do we love properly?
Instead of me speaking on this, let the Word of God speak instead.
1 Corinthians 13…
The Way of Love
“13 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
2 And if I have (A)prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, (B)so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
3 (C)If I give away all I have, and (D)if I deliver up my body to be burned,[a] but have not love, I gain nothing.
4 (E)Love is patient and (F)kind; love (G)does not envy or boast; it (H)is not arrogant
5 or rude. It (I)does not insist on its own way; it (J)is not irritable or resentful;[b]
6 it (K)does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but (L)rejoices with the truth.
7 (M)Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, (N)endures all things.
8 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.
9 For (O)we know in part and we prophesy in part,
10 but (P)when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away.
11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.
12 For (Q)now we see in a mirror dimly, but (R)then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as (S)I have been fully known.
13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
Have a Loving Week,
Monday – Song of Solomon 2:8-13
Tuesday – Psalm 45:1-2,6-9
Wednesday – James 1:17-27
Thursday – Mark 7:1-8,14-15,21-23