How cliché, posting something about love on a valentine’s day!
Oh well never mind, can i draw your attention to this profound yet so simple message in the bible?
Yes? Ok good!
See God assesses our lives based on how we love. But the word love is over used and worn out in this day and age. Do you agree?
Paul writes that even “if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing”.
Those words are pretty strong and unmistakable don’t you think?
The way God sees it, is that we were created to love, we are here to love and to be loved. Nothing else matters much. So in…2 Corinthians 13:4-8, 13 God explains what love is
Love is patient; love is kind.
Love doesn’t tally wrongs
Love will never become obsolete…faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
But even those words have grown tired and overly familiar, haven’t they?
While I was reading a book by Francis Chan: Crazy love last year I was challenged to do a little exercise with these verses, one that was profoundly convicting.
Take the phrase Love is patient and substitute your name for the word love. (So for me, “Dami is patient…”) Do it for every phrase in the passage.
By the end, don’t you feel like a liar? If I am meant to represent what love is, then I often fail to love people well.
See the word of God is to teach, to rebuke and to correct us. So as a quick reminder of what we ought to be doing I write this post at a time like this.
On that note, I will leave you with this commentary by VOICE translation
Paul boils it all down for the believers in Corinth (you and I). Religious people often spend their time practicing rituals, projecting dogma, and going through routines that might look like Christianity on the outside but that lack the essential ingredient that brings all of it together—love!
It is a loving God who birthed creation and now pursues a broken people in the most spectacular way. That same love must guide you and I, so faith doesn’t appear to be meaningless noise.
So ask yourself this: really how deep is my love?
Happy Valentine’s Day beautiful people.