The Excellence of Love

1 Corinthians 13:1 Amplified Bible (AMP)

The Excellence of Love :13:1 If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not [a]love [for others growing out of God’s love for me], then I have become only a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal [just an annoying distraction]. 

Funny how love is the most important driver for many of us, be it love for others ourselves or more worldly ideals such as money and power.

What this scripture shows us is how important Godly love, by His design and example in the Cross is to our being and our humanity. I love the AB version that talks about us being just an ‘annoying distraction’ without love. It emphasises the futility of trying to do things out of our own motivation rather than His way.

We were created for love and to be loved… When was the last time you focused purely on how you show God’s love to others and soaked in the love of God for yourself ?

I guess in one sense we only need to ask ourselves one question.. Am I modelling distraction or direction?




© Andrew Jewell

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