Wednesday, May 06 2020
Pursue love, and desire spiritual gifts, but especially that you may prophesy. I Corinthians 14:1
Agape love is defined as brotherly love, affection, good will and benevolence of which we are to pursue, but most run after the gifts of the Spirit and ignore Christ's command to love our neighbors!
I have seen so much spiritual pride in those who pursue the gifts rather than the Giver of those gifts, speaking in tongues, prophesying and dancing in the Spirit are all legitimate gifts of the Holy Spirit, but when exercised without love they sound like a three year old beating on a cymbal!
When one is born again he receives God's love, but that gift must be fertilized, pruned, hoed and watered in order for one to be able to love as God loves! We are God's garden, planted by the river of life and we bear fruit for all the world to see, the divine nature and character of the Most High!
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. I Corinthians 13:1
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin