Love Lessons from 1 Corinthians 13
We live in a world today that constantly bombards us with the concept of love. Our society promotes love and affection as the very basis for our culture.
Song lyrics fill our thoughts with ballads of unrequited affection, novels draw pictures of Prince Charming, and movies give us a false illusion that Hollywood endings should be expected, but in the odd case that something goes awry, your tale will still resemble a feel-good Lifetime movie at journey’s end.
If two people “love” each other, it must be right for them to get married regardless of their gender—or so our society says. It is okay to have sex before marriage because the couple “loves” each other.
Billboards, television commercials, music, movies, and books all help to promote this humanistic interpretation of love. The world has cheapened God’s most powerful concept. Because of this false worldview, our modern world today has completely lost the concept of true love as God intended it.
What is true love? Can love mean more than Cupid shooting his arrow into an indefensible victim? Once we can truly understand love as God intended, we will begin to show genuine love in not only our earthly relationships, but our most important relationship of all, our relationship with our Heavenly Father.
I jotted a few thoughts down a couple of years ago while studying 1 Corinthians 13 and will be sharing them, along with some newer content, over the next several weeks at Heiress in Training. I hope you are encouraged by this series and as always, I would love to hear your feedback and thoughts.