1 Corinthians 12:31(AMP)31 But earnestly desire and zealously cultivate the greatest and best gifts and graces (the higher gifts and the choicest graces). And yet I will show you a still more excellent way [one that is better by far and the highest of them all—love].
Love is an incredibly important aspect of our life. Love is seen in how we treat others who do not behave the way we want them to. God is not as interested in what we do as to why we do it. We should do good works to glorify God, not for attention. Good works done for wrong reasons have no reward. Love never fails.
Are you content in life and feel like you just can’t seem to figure out what is missing? It may be that we need to examine our love walk. We may not be doing what we need to do. We can be a Christian for a very long time before understand the importance and impact of love. If your life just does not seem to be working for you examine your love walk.
Our flesh is naturally selfish. We want what we want and we tend to want immediate results. It is easier to just do what makes our flesh feel good then it is to do the right thing. We develop what we focus on. If we focus on ourselves all the time and we do not focus on love, then maybe we are out of balance in our love-walk.
Don’t choose to be a selfish Christian but rather choose to learn more about walking in love with God and with others. Getting yourself off your mind just may solve a lot of problems you have in your life.
1 Corinthians 13:1-8 (AMP)13 If I [can] speak in the tongues of men and [even] of angels, but have not love (that reasoning, intentional, spiritual devotion such [a]as is inspired by God’s love for and in us), I am only a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.2 And if I have prophetic powers ([b]the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), and understand all the secret truths and mysteries and possess all knowledge, and if I have [sufficient] faith so that I can remove mountains, but have not love (God’s love in me) I am nothing (a useless nobody).3 Even if I dole out all that I have [to the poor in providing] food, and if I surrender my body to be burned or [c]in order that I may glory, but have not love (God’s love in me), I gain nothing.4 Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily.5 It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong]. 6 It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail.7 Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening].8 Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end]. As for prophecy ([d]the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), it will be fulfilled and pass away; as for tongues, they will be destroyed and cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away [it will lose its value and be superseded by truth].