1 Corinthians 13:4,8,13 NIV 2011
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
Love never fails.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
Paul had the heart of a minister when he wrote to the church at Corinth. Spiritually immature Christians incorrectly placed their worldly wisdom and gods above that of Jesus Christ. Sexual immorality plagued the area. 1 Corinthians 5:9, “I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people.” He offered them God’s perspective on what love is and is not. God is patient with His faithful. God is kind to those who follow Him. God’s love is unending and isn’t replaceable as seen through His gift of Jesus Christ. 1 John 4:8, “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” God is love.
Marriages should last forever. “Til death do us part,” are words most of us affirm during our promise to love honor and obey answering, “Yes.” We pledge to love, honor and cherish one another. Sometimes loving our mate does not come easy especially when our anger with them clouds the years spent together. I need to remember to be patient with my husband. A kinder, gentler approach is best. Married forever, our love will never fail. God’s greatest love gift, salvation, is available to all who love Him.
How does God reveal His love?