Love Is the Only way
If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
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. If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing.
1 Corinthians 13:1-3
A while back we talked about finding our own identity. We went over how in order understand who we really are, we have to first understand that our identity lies in Christ.
Even though this post is not about our identity, it does have a lot to do with the identity of Jesus Himself.
When we think about all the things that Jesus Christ represents It becomes very clear why love is so important. The very definition of love is Jesus. His whole existence revolved around the love that He had for each of us. The blood He shed on the cross is the most iconic symbol of love that you will ever find. Even as He is hanging on the cross all He has on His mind is love and compassion for us as He cries out, Father “forgive them for they know not what they do.” Luke 23:34
Now that we have been reminded of why Jesus come down to earth to live among us, it becomes very easy to understand why loving other people is so important. If we choose not to love we are choosing to dismiss His whole existence and purpose.
We don’t always have to agree with people, we just have to love them and pray for them. Through the love that we spread, People might just begin to understand God’s love.
When someone is in a dark place, (which trust me I understand) they do not want to hear someone preaching at them. What they truly need is someone to listen to them and love them.
Only through Jesus will a broken heart begin to mend. Since Jesus is Love when you choose to spread the love to others, you are sharing with them the healing power of Jesus without them even knowing.
Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13
What is love?
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Thank You for reading this post if you missed the post about finding your Identity, check it out Here.