"Love never fails." (I Corinthians 13:8, NKJV)
First Corinthians chapter thirteen is know by many as the "love chapter.” It is in
this chapter that we see many of the attributes and characteristics of what love does
and does not do. One of these attributes, according the author, the Apostle Paul, is
that "love never fails."
One of the many problems in the world is, what we call love seems to cease when
the other person or persons stop producing. For too many, love is a matter of what
one can get from others, rather than what one can give to others. Yet, Paul tells us
real love never fails, even when others do not or are not able to do what you would
like them to do. True love is love even when things do not go the way you wish.
I want to encourage you today to take a look at what you call love. Is what you
call love conditional or unconditional? When you say you love is it dependent on
how the other person or persons treat you? Can you "stop" loving someone if they
do not love you back? If so, this is not real love. Real love loves, not because of,
but in spite of. Real love needs no condition to love. Real love is like the love that
God has for you. It is a NEVER FAILING LOVE.