Every day until Valentine's Day, Dylan, Tami, and I (SteveO) are talking through 1 Corinthians 13 with you, "the love chapter". It's how we want to celebrate Valentine's Day with you!
1 Corinthians 13:7 "[Love]...always perseveres."
There is a persistence to God’s kind of love, even in the tough times. The Greek word hupomenei used here for persevering carries the idea of “remaining” or “enduring.”
Love doesn’t quit or give up. Love lasts. The love we’ve been looking at in 1 Corinthians 13 is not a fleeting romance or a fading feeling.
Instead, God’s kind of love always perseveres. During good times and bad, the love of God’s people endures the challenges of life and remains steadfast, like a mountain that never moves.
Think about all the thousands of years God has continued to love selfish, rebellious, sinful people (that’s you and me, by the way); and He’s never given up on us.
That’s because His love is deeper than just feelings – it is in His character, His very nature. And the only way we can copy this kind of love is if we are convinced, deep down in our guts that we are loved with persevering love by God!
Then, we will be able to show God’s type of love and consistently seek what is best for our loved ones. There is no fair-weather friendship in love. It’s not an on-again, off-again thing, but a commitment to always seek the highest good, no matter what troubles come our way.
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