1 Corinthians 13:1-3 “If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and 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.”
The scripture continues on to explain what love is and isn’t, and then ends with verse 13 “So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
Throughout my relationship with Jesus, I’ve been on a quest to understand this and live it out. What is love? How do I love God? How do I love my brothers and sisters in Christ? How do I love total strangers? What the world says is love is usually either purely emotion, mere lust or some self-serving connection to someone.
Father God, I pray that you will continue to teach me what love is, and that I will be obedient to seek it out and live it out in my daily life. AMEN.