1ST CORINTHIANS 13 / PART 1
According to J. Preston Eby:
-"It is my deep conviction that this opening of Divine Love will melt more hearts for God than any other exercise.
A mother may forget her child, but the Word says, "For God SO LOVED THE WORLD that He gave His Son" (Jn. 3:16). How can God
ever forget the world, or give up on the world with a love so fierce as that! The scripture declares, "But God commends His
love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us" (Rom. 5:8). And again, "In this the love of God was
made manifest, where we are concerned, in that God sent His Son, the only begotten or unique Son, into the world so that we
might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that HE LOVED US and sent His Son to be the propitiation
for our sins; and not for ours alone, but also for the sins of THE WHOLE WORLD" (I Jn. 4:9-10; 2:2, Amplified)." ( God
Is Love, J. Preston Eby )
-Over the next several days we are going to try to dissect 1st Corinthians chapter 13. This passage
of scripture, like no other, goes into great detail in describing the love of God. It portrays the true heart of our loving
Father, FOR GOD IS LOVE! It also portrays the hearts and lives of His true disciples, for Jesus said, … A new commandment
I give unto you, That you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this shall all men know
that you are My disciples, if you have love one to another ( John 13:34,35 ) …
-With this in mind, we are now able to see that 1st Corinthians chapter 13 is one of the most important
passages in the Bible. It speaks of the very essence and nature of God. It represents all that God is, including
all that He desires for us to be in Him. LOVE IS THE FULFILLING OF THE LAW ( Galatians 5:14 )!
-This is what an overcomer is! HE IS A LOVER AND A FORGIVER! Remember … The fruit of the Spirit is love!
For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even this; YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF ( Galatians 5:14 ) …
-O FATHER … TEACH US TO LOVE!-