1 Corinthians 13:1-3,8,13
1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling 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, and have not charity, I am nothing.
3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing......
8 Charity never faileth:.....
13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
In this chapter called the “Love Chapter“ we see Godly Love is a powerful thing. Verse 1 tells us our words are nothing without love. Verse 2 tells us our spiritual gifts are nothing without love. In verse 3 we learn all our giving and sacrificing is nothing without God’s Love. In short, life minus God’s love equals nothing. Dugh may move us but all we do should come from our love. For the child of God “the Love of God is shed abroad in our heart by the Holy Ghost”.... (Romans 5:5)
Gods love is the most powerful thing in the world. His love gives life: to our words, our gifts, and our deeds. Gods love is the most proven thing. Jesus left glory to lay down life for dirty rotten sinners. Jesus was made poor that we might be made rich. His love overcame the betrayal, the beating, the bruising, the bleeding. God’s Love is a most personal thing. God’s Love is between our heart and His.
Gods love the most providing thing. His love made provision for an eternity in heaven and not hell. His love provided away out of our flesh and into His spirit. His love provides hope and purpose for our lives.
God Love is the most pursuing thing. None of us were chasing God, but His Love was always pursuing us. God’s Love is the most permeating thing. His love influences every part of our life in the present and in the future.
God’s Love is the most permanent thing. His love for us began before the foundation of the world (see Revelation 13:8) and will continue throughout eternity. It is unconditional and nothing we do can stop His wonderful love for us!
Gods love is the most precious thing!