The Way of Love
“Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” (1 Corinthians 13:7, ESV)
The final part of this passage discusses the benefits of committing to the way of love. God gave us the need for love and supplies the love we need. We must never seek counterfeits, seek out the only true love from God in Christ Jesus and the way of love will yield:
- Strength to bear all that will be encountered in this journey we call life. The good and the bad.
- The ability to see beyond the physical world and believe with a powerful faith that give us the assurance of things not seen. What we can see is pretty messed up and it is not getting better. The way of love yields this belief that lets us see the beauty and goodness of God.
- Hope, life giving water for the soul. We are created with a physical being and a spiritual being, having the image of God in us. Our spirit needs to hope in something sure and unfading. This can only be found in the love of God.
This journey toward our heavenly home that is called life can be long and seem like we are traveling up hill continuously. Our willingness to continue must be motivated by a powerful desire. Once we have encountered the love of God our desire will be insatiable for more and God will love us more to enable us to endure the long journey without wavering.