Love Love Love

1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.
1 Corinthians 13:1-3

The Beatles sang about it in the 60's. Do you remember the lyrics?

Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love.
There's nothing you can do that can't be done.
Nothing you can sing that can't be sung.
Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game
It's easy.
There's nothing you can make that can't be made.
No one you can save that can't be saved.
Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be in time
It's easy.
All you need is love, all you need is love,
All you need is love, love, love is all you need.

What is love? What does the Bible say about love? It took the apostle Paul 13 verses to answer those questions!

Think of the angels that appeared to the shepherds announcing the birth of the Lord Jesus. How must their voices have sounded to those bewildred shepherds. The angels were not just speaking, they were singing the praises of God! What a glorious sound that must have been! Yet, it is only the sound of clanging cymbals without love.

What a precious gift the prophets of old received from God; think of the mighty acts of Elijah and Elisha. What about Joseph and Daniel who were given the gift of interpreting dreams? Who had more knowledge than Solomon? Even the Queen of Sheba admitted the things she had been told were only half as much as the reality of the wealth and wisdom of Solomon. Who had more faith than Abraham who by faith was willing to offer up his only son, Isaac, to God?

These are wonderful things; we marvel at such great men and women. Yet, they were nothing without love.

What if we sell everything we have and give all of our money to feed the poor? What if we are willing to be burned at the stake for Christ? Nothing! These are nothing without love!

If all of these things are nothing, then what exactly IS love? We are told in 1 John 4 that God is love. How do we know if we truly love one another; how do we know if we truly love God? These are important questions to answer. 1 Corinthians 13 contains the most detailed list of characteristics that truly define love. Take some time to read it today.

Yet, the greatest of these is love.

So it is true!

All you need is love, all you need is love,
All you need is love, love, love is all you need.

All you need is the love of God! Think of the great God we serve. It is in love that He sent His only Son, the Lord Jesus Christ to this earth to die on the cross to save a people for Himself. What is love? God is Love!

He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
1 John 4:8

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