1 Corinthians 13:1-3 says, “If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing.”
This passages talks about the importance of love in our lives and in our service to God. There are three reminders in it about love.
1. We can speak heavenly languages, but if we do not love others it is likened to a noisy gong.
2. We can speak words of prophecy and understand God’s plans, but if we do not love others we would be nothing.
3. We can give everything we own to the poor, but if we do not love others we have gained nothing.
If you are like me and feel that you need to be more loving towards others, you can join me in praying this prayer.
Dear God, please help me to understand the importance of love in all I do. I pray that when I pray, when I prophecy or when I give, that love is my ultimate motivation. I pray that I will love You and love others more and more each day. Amen.