Love Is The Standard

Apostle Grace Lubega

1 Corinthians 13:2-3 (KJV); And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I AM NOTHING. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

Love is the ultimate standard against which we are weighed in the spirit.

Our theme scripture reveals that prophecy or the gifts of the Spirit are not the ultimate standard; understanding all divine mysteries and having all knowledge is not the ultimate standard; even faith that moves mountains is not the standard, LOVE is.

A Christian may be weighed against the standard of knowledge and found to be wanting (in that very knowledge). However, when a man is weighed against the standard of love and he is found not to have love, the Bible says he is NOTHING.

What a state!

How perfected we are in the love of God gives us weight in the things of the Spirit.

This is the God-kind of love, not the human sentiment that may cause a man to give all his goods to the poor or give up his body to be burned up.

Without the God-kind of love in you, nothing you do profits.

What brought Christ on earth was His love for mankind. Christ is described as He in whom dwells the fullness of the Godhead bodily (Colossians 2:9) because He was the true example of the love of God. In other words, He was weighty because of this very love.

Our master, Jesus told His followers, “A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another” (John 13:34‭-‬35).
By love, the world knows that we are of God.

Beloved of God, the answer to your generation is the love of God in you.

The scriptures emphasize that the goal of all believers is to be of one mind, have compassion with one another and love as brethren(1 Peter 3:8).

Because this love has been shed abroad in your heart by the Holy Spirit (Romans 5.5), walk in that consciousness every day.

Think love, talk love and act love.

FURTHER STUDY: 1 John 4:8, 1 Corinthians 13:1-8

The answer to your generation is the love of God in you; for without it, nothing profits.

PRAYER: Father God, I thank you for this great knowledge. By it I choose to walk in love with all men; I pray in love, I fast in love, I serve in love, I give in love and I do all things in love. And since it does not fail, I cannot fail to take my generation for Jesus! For I can do all things through Christ the anointing which strengthens me. It is not by my power, nor my strength, but by the Spirit of God at work in me. In Jesus’ name! Amen.

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