“If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” 1 Corinthians 13:3-8a
These verses are all too familiar. We hear them at weddings all the time. There are even songs written about them.
So why do we find it so hard to put them into practice? Or worse, ignore them altogether?
Shouldn’t Christians be the ones to get “love” right? Yet, it seems, we’re the ones getting it oh so wrong the most, instead of modeling it for the rest of the world.
Over the next few months, we’ll dive deeper into these verses during regular blog posts to examine their meaning, their significance in our Christian walk, and how we can apply and model them so others may see Christ in us.
There are a handful of writers contributing to this series, and our prayer is that you are blessed by what you read and that God would do a work in all our hearts through His Word.