I’ve been processing this one a lot since Sunday’s message, but man I have managed to mess it up a lot this week!
I Corinthians 13:3-7 (The Message)
If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.
Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut.
Doesn’t have a swelled head, doesn’t force itself on others.
Isn’t always “me first,” doesn’t fly off the handle.
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others, doesn’t revel when others grovel.
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth, puts up with anything.
Trusts God always, always looks for the best.
Never looks back, but keeps going to the end.
There is so much I need to hear, comprehend, learn, apply, do from this passage, but I think the phrase that stands out to me the most right now is “Love never gives up”.
Which portion of this scripture speaks to you today?