1 Corinthians 13:4,7-8a NIV 2011
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
And now these three things remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
Paul’s two letters to the church in Corinth addressed problems within the church. His letters answered questions/problems the church sent to him. Located in Greece, it was considered the crossroads for both traders and travelers. Twelve temples stood to their gods. Immorality was the standard. 1 Corinthians 8:9, “I wrote to you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people.” Their sinful conduct was the problem. Loving Christ alone was the answer. 13:1, “If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or clanging cymbal.” Jesus is the Power of Love.
Celebrating forty-seven years of marriage today, I can only smile using this Scripture as the next in the Old/New Testament series of God/Jesus is . . . Being in love with my husband is an ever changing process. Discovering new traits that he has as we age has been enlightening. Understanding I need to be patient and kind have dotted the days of retirement. During my daily walk with the Lord, I’ve personally experienced Jesus is my Power of Love.
Where does His Power of Love move us?
He’s the Greatest,