D A I L Y R E A D I N G
1 Corinthians 13:4-6
D A I L Y D E V O
(Part 1 of 2) You can try to be the most proficient at your job or do whatever you can to graduate from college with the highest honors, but if you don’t have love, none of that matters. The world says that when you finally have these things, you’ll feel more confident in who you are as a woman. However, God’s Word calls us to more. We do what we do not to become more confident in ourselves or our abilities but because of our faith in Christ. We do what we do to show love to others and lead them to know the love of Jesus for themselves.
Sometimes it’s easy to get caught up in what we have to do, where we have to go, and what need because after all, our goal is to be a good person, right? Today’s passage calls us to so much more. It’s not just about doing good things. It’s about giving love to others the same way Jesus has given love to us. And even though “love” is a big word, it’s more practical than you may even realize. In 1 Corinthians 13:4-6, we learn that love is the following:
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Through Christ, all of these things are possible in our daily lives. Whether it be the way that you treat your boyfriend or the way you talk to a client at work, making a point to put love first is transformative, and will drastically improve your life and the lives of those around you.
Morgan Harper Nichols