09/14/20 Self-Evaluation via the Love Chapter

READING: Isaiah 45-48, 1 Corinthians 13 

I don’t officiate a lot of weddings these days, but I almost always read 1 Corinthians 13 when I do. We know this chapter as the “love chapter.” It describes what love is and what it isn’t—and it sets the standards quite high for all of us who claim to be Christ-followers. We’re to love others with the love of God.

When I read the description of love in this chapter, though, I realize I have SO much room to grow still. I think I love others, but . . .

  • I’m not always patient with them.
  • Sometimes I envy others who gain recognition and reward.
  • I can be boastful, and I want my own way at times.  
  • Pam will likely tell you that I can be irritable on my worst days.

I’m realizing that learning to love with this kind of love is part of our process of growing in Christ. It’s a day-to-day, moment-by-moment growth process that continues until the day the Lord calls us home—and then love will go on forever. May the Lord overwhelm us with His love and cause us to love like He loves! 

PRAYER: “Lord, help me to love others selflessly and sacrificially.”   

TOMORROW’S READING: Isaiah 49-52, Psalm 69, 1 Corinthians 14