February 4th – 1 Corinthians 13:1-3

1 Corinthians 13:1-3

I once read that in todays society, love is overused and undervalued. We love our families, food, celebrities, pets, and favorite outfit. And often we find ourselves saying, “I love this” or, “I love you” without a second thought. But throughout the Bible God says love is the highest attribute of a Christian. And He gives us four types. Eros is the romantic, passionate love we feel for our spouse. Storge is the affectionate love a parent feels for a child, or how we feel for our pets. Philia is the love we feel for our friends and fellow Christians. But the the greatest love of all, and the one we should strive for, is agape love. Agape love is the perfect, unconditional love God shows us through Jesus Christ. Sparing nothing, not even His own Son, God loves us so much, He gives us everything. And as followers of Jesus, we need to show that same unselfish, gracious, love to a hurting world. For as Paul reminds us, no matter what we have or do, if we don’t have love, we have nothing.