Friday, February 5, 2016

Love - Verse 2

The plain speak of Paul's writing to us in 1st Corinthians 13 resonates with me. I much prefer the blunt words rather than some of the more cryptic passages of the Bible. It doesn't get much simpler to understand than these words. 

We hold in high esteem those who have great knowledge. We praise our children for being 'smart' in school and earning high marks. Yet Paul is telling us, these things, these possessions of head-smarts and working knowledge, even being able to foretell future events mean absolutely nothing if we don't love others. 

We are nothing...without LOVE.

Those adored qualities and spiritual gifts, when not put to use to glorify God, as well as following Jesus' command to 'Love as I have loved you,' are useless. Even if we had the faith that could move a mountain, unless it was wrapped in love, that faith would be baseless. 

The spiritual gifts are the tools He's given us to show others not our glory, but His. The LOVE is what truly connects us and points others to Him. Today, let's remember to 

LOVE the Person Before Me

How will you LOVE others today?