1 Corinthians 13: 7-8
I love homemade ice cream. I love my wife. I love old cars. I love to go to the mountains. I love my kids and grand kids…. I could go on and on about what I “love”. Love is a word, in the English language, that can mean many different things. But this word in this scripture has a meaning of eternal impact. It never ends. It is the kind of love that compelled my Savior to die in my place. It compels Him to intercede to the Father for me. It will compel Him to take me home with Him one day soon. It compels Him to live in me through His Spirit. And… it compels me to love others with that same kind of love. Wait… What…?
Let me put it this way. IF you have been raised with Christ (saved, forgiven), then you belong to Him, and His Spirit now lives in you, and you have the ability to love others like He loves you. The question is, am I? are you? Our flesh will keep us from loving others, unless we continually die to ourselves. We do that by submitting to Christ and His Spirit within us. Talking to God (prayer), and listening to God (reading the Bible), and serving in a local church, are all steps of obedience.
Love well today my friends with the love of Christ. The world needs some of what you’ve got. Go give it to them… One day soon, it will be forever too late.
Verse 7 “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, 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.”
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