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Love never fails

1 Corinthians 13:8 Love never ends. There’s one thing in this world that will never end, can never be defeated by the forces of darkness and continues on into the next life. God’s love never ends, it never fails, and there’s nothing we can do to affect His love for us. The Lord is sovereign and […]

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Love always perseveres

1 Corinthians 13:7  [Love] endures all things Relationships are never a walk in the park every single day. No matter how much you love someone and they love you, there will be moments of disappointment, struggle, discontentment, and resentment. The simple reason for that is that relationships consist of human beings and human beings are not […]

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Love always hopes

1 Corinthians 13:7 [Love] hopes all things Love is not just concerned with accepting things the way they are.  Love always hopes for the best in everything.  For the marriage that’s gone wrong, love hopes for reconciliation.  For the lost soul, love hopes for redemption and regeneration.  Love can’t just leave things the way they are when […]

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Love always trusts

1 Corinthians 13:7 [Love] believes all things All relationships are built on trust.  If you don’t trust someone, how can you possibly hope to interact with them on any level without constant fear that they’ll lie to you or betray you?  But love, to give this passage another interpretation, gives the benefit of the doubt. We’ve […]

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Love always protects

1 Corinthians 13:7  Love bears all things Different translations of this same verse often bring up images that aren’t necessarily related.  The NIV, for instance, says that love always protects. The ESV and many other translations, however, say that love bears all things.  While these may seem like different statements, they really can mean something […]