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Love is unselfish

1 Corinthians 13: The Love Chapter

1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me NOTHING.

Before we continue studying 1 Corinthians let us remind ourselves what love is:

God is love.

Thus for the remainder of the reading why do you not try substituting the name of God for the word love.

4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails.

To some it up, love is unselfish.

“For God so loved the world that He GAVE…”

Love is about giving.  It is not puffed up.  It does not envy.  It is not about seeking it’s own.

John 15:13
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.

Love lays down His life.

“So do I have to die?”

“Yet not I but Christ lives through me. I DIE DAILY.”

“Anyone who wants to come to Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me.”

If you want to be successful in love, then die.
Die to yourself, die to your desires, die to your own will.  Lay down your life.
Love is unselfish.

Last thought: Love is unconditional.

Romans 8:38-39
38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

God loves you whether you like it or not!
It is impossible for God not to love you because HE IS LOVE.
You can never do anything to make God love you less.
You can not do anything to make God love you more.
It is not possible for God to love you more because He is love.

Why would God cover our multitude of sins?

God loves you.

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