WEEKLY DEVOTION – NOVEMBER 08, 2020
“The Way of Love”
The 13th chapter of 1 Corinthians is a godsend and a liberating word for the world, the church and the family. Amid conflicts regarding spiritual giftedness in the early church, the Apostle Paul penned words of life and love to enhance and not to diminish, to unite rather than to divide, to uplift rather than to demean. It was of word of light to the early followers of Jesus Christ and it remains in the 21st century a light in a very dark world.
Even if one is exceptionally gifted, and even self-sacrificing, without love, life is not complete, without love of God, love of others and love of self, there is a missing centering ingredient in one’s life. Paul goes on to assert, that “love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
Love is the way to build every relationship of importance in our lives and it is the sure path for transformation and creative change in our world. May we all take the way that is most excellent, the way of love.
“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
– Dumas Alexander Harshaw, Jr.