December 16th – Corinthians 13:4-8

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Every day society bombards us with false ideas of what love is. It makes us think that love just happens to us, and we have no control. For we’ve all heard the expressions “the heart wants what the heart wants”, or heard someone described as “hopelessly in love”. But the Bible teaches completely the opposite. Love is a choice we make, something we can control, and the fruit of a spirit filled life. And here in 1 Corinthians 13, Paul gives us a beautiful description of what a true, faithful, brotherly, selfless, love looks like. The same love perfectly exampled by Jesus. Such a love, “is an unconditional commitment to imperfect people. A love for the utterly unworthy, and a love which proceeds from a God who is love. It’s a love lavished upon others without a thought of whether they are worthy to receive it or not.” (Grace Notes) This is the love that Jesus gave so willingly to us with His sacrificial death on the Cross, and the same love He calls us to reflect.