1 Corinthians 13 (from The Message)
The Way of Love
8-10Love never dies. Inspired speech will be over some day; praying in tongues will end; understanding will reach its limit. We know only a portion of the truth, and what we say about God is always incomplete. But when the Complete arrives, our incompletes will be canceled.
We’ve all probably read this section of scripture before. I know I have. But I read it with a fresh understanding this week when I read this version of it from “The Message” bible. I know that the love I have, particularly with some people in my life, falls far short of the love that is described in this scripture. I am so challenged by these words, and by how I need to change to live up to this! And to think that Jesus tells us to love our enemies as well in Luke 6:27! It’s hard enough to love our “loved ones” in this way!!
As I am preparing for the Christmas holiday and preparing to spend time with friends and relatives, I want to focus on these verses. How will my time spent with loved ones change if I live out these verses?
How will your holidays change if YOU live out these verses?