“But covet earnestly the best gifts: and I shew you a more excellent way. Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I can move mountains, and have not charity. I am nothing” – 1 Corinthians: 12:31; 13:1-3
LIGHT FOR NOW: God gave Himself so you could live.
In his letter to the church in Corinth, the Apostle Paul listed a number of the gifts of the Holy Spirit and the vital role each of them plays in the overall functionality of the church – the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:4-30). However, he made it known that if any believer manifests some or even all of these gifts, but lacks love, such a fellow is nothing. Christ revealed to Paul, and by extension to all believers, that love is the excellent way of life. God is the embodiment of love. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). Without love, there is no life. Without extending His love to the world, man wouldn’t have eternal life. Christ is the epitome of love. Christ is the revelation of the love of God to man.
God gave Himself so you could live! “For no man has ever loved his friends that he gave his life to them”, but Jesus Christ did just that. “Hereby perceived we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren” (1John 3:16). To what extent can your love go? Is your life ruled by love? Let love be the motivation for your actions. Follow the excellent way of life – Love!!!
INSTRUCTION: Follow the excellent way of life – Love
Prayer: Lord, thank you for loving me, in Jesus Name!
QUOTE: Let love lead.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: EXODUS CHAPTER 22; EVENING: LUKE CHAPTER 10