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.
1 Corinthians 13:3
Its probably nothing new to you as a believer that our greatest commandment is love.
But does it come easy?
Not always. Some people are easy to love, which I am thankful for.
They always help out, they don’t betray our trust, they are the friend that sticks closer than a brother. But others, oh Jesus!
They test us at every turn!
They betray our trust, they grate on our nerves, and they are a challenge.
But Lord, I’m thankful for these people also.
They bring out something rich and deep within us and brighten our character to make us more Christlike.
God tells us in this scripture that if we give our bodies over to hardship, but we don’t have LOVE, we gain nothing from it.
I don’t know about you, but when I labor I want it to mean something!
To produce something fruitful in my life and the lives of others.
Just try to do all things through the lens of LOVE.
Love others and help them, just as Christ loves us.
Love can be the lens that you use to judge all other things by.
If you love yourself, you won’t feed your body harmful things.
If you love your neighbor, you won’t sleep with his wife or steal from him.
Love always leads to the high road.
- Prayer: God help me to love in all that I do. Help me to love myself but also to love everyone I encounter today. Please guide me when the going gets tough, and help me to remember that sometimes I’m not so easy to love either, yet your love never fails. In Jesus’ name, Amen.