Love’s a funny thing, isn’t it?
It has so many different meanings these days. Some say love is a feeling. Some say love is a choice. Some have no idea what real love even looks like.
However, despite the many different versions of what love is supposed to mean, there is one that never fails. This definition of love is the real, genuine version that is displayed by God himself.
Today’s post is similar to the one I did about Pslam 91. Except today’s is 1 Corinthians 13.
Whether this is your first time reading it or your hundredth, I encourage you to take in the words and really think about what the chapter is saying.
1 Corinthians 13
1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.
2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned,[a] but have not love, it profits me nothing.
4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil;
6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.
9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
I absolutely love that chapter of the Bible! And to think that God loves us with that kind of love is amazing!
We meet all sorts of people on an everyday basis. Sometimes they are easy to get along with and other times, not so much.
This week I propose a challenge. Not just for you, but for me too!
For each day of this next week, I want you to pick one aspect of what love looks like and focus on showing it.
I’d love to hear any stories or thoughts you’d like to share from your experience this week!
Feel free to comment below!