According to 1st Corinthians 13, spiritual gifts without love add up to a big fat zero. Any act of “sacrifice” without love as its prime motivator is to be viewed with suspicion. Love will outlast all these things and will endure forever. So what should be our attitude toward love? The apostle Paul tells us.
Have you ever made an investment that didn’t turn out the way you thought it would? I bet most of us have at one time or another. The truth is we invest in things all the time. We invest in people, products, financial institutions, businesses, and the list goes on. Out of all the investments we make, we want to be absolutely certain that we are investing in that which endures.
It has been said many times by many people that love has to look like something. Very true. The problem we have is that love looks different to each individual person. To me love may look like someone bringing me coffee and a plate of cookies. To you love may look like a long walk with your significant other, or like playing with your grandkids. See what I mean? The question we really need to ask is, “What does love look like from God’s standpoint?” Fortunately He has painted us a picture just so we know.