That’s right…. It’s LOVE month again!
Please notice I did not say it’s valentines month. Even though I happen to be a huge fan of Valentine’s Day! The legend of Saint Valentine is a wonderful one! It does not denote a romantic connection to the day, but instead a true brotherly love connection!
But that is not what this Blog this month is about.
This Blog all month long is about God‘s love and how we can take the opportunity to share it with others!
So welcome to love month here on the blog… Lovingly referred to as LOVEUARY!💕
The most famous love chapter in the Bible is first Corinthians 13. Most people love to skip the first several verses and move right into the long list of what love is. But I think we miss out on what love truly is, if we neglect to understand what love isn’t!
Love is not something we just speak about without putting action behind it.
Love is not something we prove to someone by our abilities and knowledge.
Love is not something we earn by giving away everything we possess.
The first three verses of first Corinthians 13 are much less quoted than the ones that follow, yet they hold incredible truth and wisdom on what love is not.
This gives us a beautiful and clear picture into what God’s love truly is!
“If I speak in tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have and if I deliver at my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.”
I Corinthians 13:1-3
Love cannot be earned and cannot be measured by the words we say or our actions alone. All of the gifts that we have to offer are worthless without love! God‘s love is supreme because it lasts forever. God’s love is even greater than the sacrifices we make!
God’s love is given freely not earned!
IF WE ARE TO LOVE OTHERS WELL, WE MUST ALSO FREELY GIVE OF OURSELVES!
This is only possible when we understand how much God loves us.
Let’s start with the strongest LOVE of all…. When God demonstrated His LOVE for us by giving us what mattered most to Him, His own son!
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not die but live forever.”
God did not just speak about loving us, He showed us!
God did not just tell us about this great plan He had to love us, He sent His son to prove it!
And finally, God did not tell us we had to do or give away anything to earn it, we simply have to believe!
So, weather you love Valentines Day or not, you can still love “LOVEUARY” and freely love the “others” he has placed in your life!
God’s LOVE is Free, so let’s freely give it!
Speak Truth Love