Rarely does a week go by where I don’t hear something amazing and profound at church. A few weeks ago, something was said that stuck with me more than average though. And what’s amazing is that it’s so simple. The 13th chapter of 1 Corinthians is often called the “love” chapter. In it, the Apostle Paul speaks about the nature of true love. And in the book of 1 John, the Apostle John says that God IS love. So with that in mind, you can re-read much of 1 Corinthians 13 by replacing “love” with “God.” It reads like this:
God is patient, God is kind. He does not envy, he does not boast, he is not proud. He is not rude, he is not self-seeking, he is not easily angered, he keeps no record of wrongs. God does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. He always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. God never fails.
How excellent is that?"