1 Corinthians 13:1
In the Bible, we are encouraged time and time again to do things with love. In Corinthians, Paul tells us that even if we speak like angels but don’t have love, we are like a clanging cymbal. Ouch, clanging cymbals! With all that goes on in the world today it’s easy to lose our focus. The loss of focus often leads to us getting tired and burned out. Our motivation in everything we do should be love. The best thing about allowing ourselves to become vessels of love is how we are rewarded. We receive an energy that pushes us forward to be able to accomplish the things that God has asked us to do.
We are called to reach out to the world around us with love. When we speak, it should be with love. Yes, even those who push our buttons should be spoken to with love. We should act with love. Actions speak louder than words.
You’ve probably heard the rest of this chapter read in weddings. It is a “love criteria” for the couple. Maybe we should use these criteria in our everyday life. Take the test. Do we love others as the passage tells us to or do we just leave the parts in that suit us? How do you score?
Love is the very essence of being a Christian. If we get weary, let’s examine what is our core motivation. Let’s not become like clashing cymbals. All that we do, even if it’s good, becomes noisy to those around us.
Become great to your family, our community, and to God’s kingdom by letting the power of love work through you.