LOVE is much more than an emotion; it is a gift and a Spirit in God’s Kingdom.
There Love is described this way:
1 Corinthians 13 – The Greatest Gift!
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.
4. Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;
5. does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil;
6. does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;
7. bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8. Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.
9. For we know in part and we prophesy in part.
10. But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
11. When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
12. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
13. And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
When we have Jesus in our heart we have the Spirit of God in us. We become the temple of God and where God is there is LOVE also. It is impossible to Have Jesus in our hearts and hatred at the same time; light overcomes darkness, it doesn’t blend together. Let’s make February a month of focus on love for ourselves and for others. When we experience unrighteous anger, let us be the one that allows LOVE to overcome anger in us so that others can see the light of the world. -Pastor Tom Gregg