1 Corinthians 13
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.
Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
The other night, I was watching a faith-based television program. The minister said something about love that needed to hit me in the noggin’ (again).
He said that we shouldn’t be afraid to love. If we love others with the same type of love God modeled for us, we should never be afraid to love. God wasn’t afraid to love us with all of our flaws; therefore, we should be willing to love others without condition.
God is the one love that will never disappoint or reject us. That’s all I know, and that is something I hold onto dearly; otherwise, I’d be very lost.
God’s love is unconditional.
“Love Never Fails”—Brandon Heath
Happy Valentine’s Day