In that single word rests a whole new world beckoning our participation. Death has been defeated. Newfound meaning and joy replace the minute-after-minute-after-minute monotony of ceaseless sweating and striving...all because God is now at hand!
There is something extra special about February. Valentine’s Day. Hearts and flowers. A fresh and needed reminder that there is still a heart-shaped vacuum in the human breast that only the three most wonderful words in the English language can fill.
The highest form of love is charity—the type of devotion that seeks the highest good of another. This love serves unconditionally, regardless the cost. The Bible talks about this kind of sacrificial love in 1 Corinthians 13. This is the kind of love that we need most of all, and it finds its fullest expression in God’s relationship to us.
Paul's grand treatise on agape in 1 Corinthians 13 describes love in practical terms that will help us express it effectively to our mates.
God wants us to worship Him from our hearts, and not just at church. God desires our worship each moment of every day.
No one can ignore authentic love. It’s unconditional, unselfish, and the Christian’s mark of distinction.
Authentic love is unconditional in its expression, unselfish in its motive, and unlimited in the benefits.
When we treat others with indifference we are making an announcement to them, declaring, “I don’t love you.” Towards whom are you apathetic?
I accept you, I believe you’re valuable, I care when you hurt, I desire what’s best for you, and I erase all offences. Chuck Swindoll calls this the A-B-Cs of love.
Love has a language all its own. When love is on display, no words can adequately define or describe it.