1 Corinthians 13
When it comes to serving God, it is easy to become overly concerned with who gets the credit. But we need to learn that what is important is that God receives the honor.
II. BIBLICAL LOVE IS ALWAYS OTHERS ORIENTED.
A loving person will not boast in verse 4. If you are living righteously people will see it, but if you have to tell people you are living righteously you aren’t.
Proverbs 27:2, “Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.”
III. BIBLICAL LOVE IS NEVER PROUD OR SELF-EXALTING.
A humble man may acknowledge his achievements, but he is never conceited about them. He knows that God did it all. Keep in mind, anyone who does anything does so because of God, not because of our heritage, educational background, or level of sophistication, verse 5.
True love does not demand “What’s in it for me?” but asks, “What can I do for someone else. If you want to rekindle the flames of love, keep self out and let God work in your life.
A selfish outlook will spoil and destroy all of the qualities of GENUINE BIBLICAL LOVE.
The greatest love of all, was the love Jesus gave when He died in our place. May God help us to give ourselves to Christ and others for the rest of our lives.