The Greatest of These is Love

Our savior once told us: “…Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.” (Matthew 22:37) “If love is the greatest thing you can do, then loving with all you are is the greatest expression you could ever make… You are wired, commanded, and invited to do the greatest thing in the greatest way for the greatest One. There is no higher calling…” (excerpt from The Love Dare, Day by Day: Wedding Edition by Stephen & Alex Kendrick). God first loved us and gave us the ultimate example of true love, by sending His Son to save our souls (1 John 4:9-10). In return, we ought to love Him by keeping His commandments (John 14:15), which include to love one another (1 John 4:11) as described in 1 Corinthians 13:

“If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am become sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal. And if I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And if I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profiteth me nothing. Love suffereth long, and is kind; love envieth not; love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not its own, is not provoked, taketh not account of evil; rejoiceth not in unrighteousness, but rejoiceth with the truth; beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Love never faileth…now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; and the greatest of these is love.”

A lot of heartache and misery in this world would disappear if more individuals would simply heed the pearls of wisdom in those words…

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~ by Lady Molly on March 29, 2013.

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