Friday, April 1, 2011

The Primacy of Love

1 Corinthians 13:2 (NLT)
If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God's secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn't love others, I would be nothing.

- After two thousand years do we get it? Do we understand that to love is the ultimate call of Christ on our lives? This is not a shallow, self-serving counterfeit love that we humans often fall for, but rather the kind of self-giving love that has the power to change the world, for the better, forever. Do we really "get" it yet?

If there were millions of Christ-centered people in the world who were steeped in and abandoned to this kind of love, would the world still be the messy, often-violent place it is?

1 Corinthians 13:13 (NLT)
Three things will last forever-faith, hope, and love-and the greatest of these is love.


DeAnn said...

... and we are left to wonder (and all the "wonder") as we wander ...

This is my favorite chapter! I think the answers are crystalized right here ... protect, trust, hope, persevere ~ love

Happy day to you and yours! ~D

gmc said...

Thanks DeAnn,

I hope spring is flourishing in your part of the world,