EVERYTHING DONE IN LOVE
1 Corinthians 16:14
Let all that you do be done in love. (WEB)
Today's Bible verse is really self explanatory. Let all that you do be done in love. It doesn't say 'Let 50% of the things you do be done in love', it says ALL. And from what I understand, the word 'all' means all! I understand that it sounds like a very tall order for us to do everything in love. That seems like a lot of pressure doesn't it? After all, we aren't perfect. While we will all continue to miss the mark from time to time, I think this verse is helpful to remind us of the things that are truly important.
I have never heard anybody on their deathbed regretting that they should have spent more time at the office. Usually when we are at the end of our lives, the things that are really important become very clear. It boils down to who we loved and who loved us.
The Apostle Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 14:1 to 'follow after love' (WEB); the Amplified Bible translates it this way... EAGERLY PURSUE and seek to acquire [this] love [make it your aim, your great quest]; (AMP) While we may often miss the mark, my prayer is that we will all know that this is what our Heavenly Father is after.
The more that we prioritize our life so that it is 'love' that we set our sights on, the more that we will be conformed into the image of the Son who is in turn the exact representation of Love itself (Hebrews 1:3).
1 John 4:16
We know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and he who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him. (WEB)