NEVER FAILING LOVE
"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 we would like them to do. True love is love even when things do not go the way you wish.
Take a look at what you call love.
1. Is what you call love conditional or unconditional?
2. When you say you love is it dependent on how the other person or persons treat you?
3. 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!