1 Corinthians 13
It’s another rainy Monday morning. Hopefully it will pass soon, and we’ll have the amount of rain we needed, but not too much. At least this isn’t coming during the fair. Speaking of which, I want to say congratulations to all of those of our young people who participated in the County Fair this year. Well done!
Yesterday during the worship service, I talked about the importance of understanding 1 Corinthians 13 in the context of the way that we use our gifts for one another. This passage has too often by hijacked by our concept of romantic love, I think. When we read 1 Corinthians together, however, we see Paul is not so much talking about the love between a husband and wife, but about the kind of love we as Christians are called to have for one another. Just read through the following passage and ask yourself if you look at your fellow believer in this way and if you treat them this way:
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres,” (1 Corinthians 13:4-6, NIV).
We sometimes make love about us rather than about seeking the good of another. Let’s try to focus in the week to come on ways that we can demonstrate our love for fellow Christians.
As I mentioned yesterday, the new double-oven has been installed in the kitchen and it looks fantastic! Thanks to all who took part in that project.
God bless, Brian
Scriptures for next Sunday
1 Corinthians 14—What do you notice about Paul’s description of a first-century worship service?
1 Samuel 10:1-11—What is the purpose of prophecy in this passage?
Joel 2:18-32—What do you think Joel is referring to here?
Acts 2:1-41—What function does tongues have in this passage?