1 Corinthians 13:4-8 New International Version (NIV)
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away
The word of God is not only truth, but it is life. This scripture is not a cute quote to put on your wedding invite, tattoo, or office desk… it’s a blue print from God our Father to His sons and daughters mapping out the reality of true love. The scripture is not a poem, it’s a standard. I challenge you to love yourself enough to hold “love” against a light and evaluate it. Judge love by its attributes; celebrate when it’s good, but if your love doesn’t match up with the love of the Father, then you need to dismiss the impostor and move on. The right kind of love inspires greatness. Peace.