Read and Consider 1 Corinthians 13
(Teacher: Joyce Meyer)
Where does love fit into your list of priorities? Jesus said, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you . . .(John 13:34 NKJV). It seems to me that Jesus was saying love is the main thing on which we should concentrate.
The apostle Paul stated that . . . faith, hope, love abide . . . but the greatest of these is love (1 Corinthians 13:13).
Love should be number one on our spiritual priority list. We should study love, pray about love and develop the fruit of love (according to Galatians 5:22,23, one of the nine fruits of the Spirit available to those in whom God’s Holy Spirit lives) by practicing loving others.
God is love, so when we walk in His love we abide in Him. Because we walk in God’s love by receiving and expressing it, we should not deceive ourselves into thinking we can love God while we hate other people. (See 1 John 4:20)
Love is the greatest thing in the world. It is the best thing to commit our life to, to seek to excel in.
We seek many things in the course of our lifetime. We hope to find fulfillment in each one, but most of them fall short of the desired goal. When we put our time and energy into things that do not fulfill us, we feel frustrated.
The commitment to learn how to walk in love is the single best decision you can make as a Christian. Love not only blesses others; it also blesses the one doing the loving. Concentrating on being a blessing to others will bring you joy. It’s exciting. It’s challenging.
All of us must become students of love; we must pray that God will reduce us to love.