Love is a many splendored thing, and it’s not just a feeling.
In our second (or possibly third) week of writing about Bible passages you know all too well, we’ll be walking through 1 Corinthians 13: 1-13, otherwise known as that thing they say at weddings.
1 Cor 13: 4-8 – Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
There’s nothing particularly wrong with thinking about love in this way, except Paul wasn’t really talking about marriage at all.
The Corinthians in general had a pride problem, they did things because it made them feel important, highly-valued in God’s eyes and in their community. Think status symbols. What Paul is essentially saying in verses 1-3 is that…
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