The Revival We Need (4)

“Love never fails…” 1Cor 13:8

The final piece to our revival puzzle is a revival of love. The Bible says, “Love never fails.” Stop and think about that for a moment. Just about everything else in life fails, but love doesn’t. Listen to Jesus Culture as they sing about God’s unfailing Love!

There’s a cute story about a lady who said to her husband, “Will you love me when I’m old?” He replied, “Yes, dear.” She said, “But will you love me when my hair is gray?” He replied, “Yes, dear, I’ve loved you through seven different shades already, why would I change my mind when you’re gray?” You can score points for having high morals and have all your theological ducks in a row, but if you don’t love people – in every circumstance of life – you’ve failed where it counts most. Paul writes, “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.  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.  Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but  rejoices in the truth;bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. (1Cor 13:2-7)

It took a lot of commitment to be a Pharisees. Living according to the law of Moses demanded incredible discipline and dedication. Why did Jesus condemn the Pharisees so often? Because they had light in their heads but no love in their hearts! When we, the church, experience a revival of love we won’t need to advertise; people will break down the doors to get in.

For King and Country put 1Cor. 13 to music. Hear it here.

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