I CORINTHIANS 13:8
8. Love never fails — never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end…
It is Valentines Day and seems appropriate to talk about Love. Not just love but God’s love.
Love -d) strong affection for or attachment to someone.
The definition of love is so basic compared to the love of God in Chapter 13 of 1 Corinthians. What are some of the basic requirements of God’s love? First off, we must have God’s love in us, or we are just a clanging cymbal or a useless nobody.
We must have a lot of patience and endure long with people that really annoy us. We must not be envious or jealous. We must not be prideful or boastful in any way. God’s love does not insist on its own way, is not self-seeking or selfish. How many times do we force our own way in circumstances?
God’s love is forgiving meaning not touchy, fretful or resentful. It pays not attention to a suffered wrong. This may be the hardest one. How many times do we hold a grudge and hurt over something whether it is big or small?
Love bears up under anything. How many breakups are there? This is saying there is never a reason to break up but always bear the burden of another’s faults and every problem that comes. We are to endure without weakening.
God’s love never fails or comes to an end. It is always there when you need it, 💖!
How many people have you ever known who have loved like this? I know of none but Jesus. He never brings up my sin. There are signs, but He never speaks of it. He is always gentle and loving when I am at my worst. He is always so patient with me. He never puts Himself above me. Never makes me feel less always more.
There are so many times He should have been mad at me and held a grudge but has never done so. I know He will always be there no matter what I go through. He truly bears my faults. I believe there is power in God’s love that we need that will see us through the last days.
PSALM 36:7 How precious is Your steadfast love, O God! The children of men take refuge and put their trust under the shadow of your wings.