February 28, 2020: SOAP #3739:   Numbers 24-27; 1Corinthians 13 Scripture:  1Corinthians (NIV) 13:2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor […]

February 28, 2020: SOAP #3739:   Numbers 24-27; 1Corinthians 13

Scripture:  1Corinthians (NIV) 13:2 If I have the gift ofprophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faiththat can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all Ipossess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, Igain nothing.

Observation:  Prophecy,wisdom and faith in verse 2 and generosity and sacrifice in verse 3 " all onone side of the scale/balance with love being the lone quality of the otherside.  What is it about love that God sovalues?  I asked the  Lord and He dropped these words in my heart: 

Having prophecy, wisdom, faith, generosity, and sacrifice makes people loveyou.  Having God's love makes you loveothers. 

Application:   The important thing is not how much otherslove me, but how much I love others!   

Prayer:   HeavenlyFather, surely, no one has ever loved you the way you have loved us. I amcertain that I have never loved you the way you have loved me.  Holy Spirit, help me grow in loving God.  Help me faithfully express my love to God andto those around me, not just in the big ways, but especially in the littleways, and when no one is watching but You.  Amen

Pastor Leon
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