1 CORINTHIANS 13:13
“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
Why is love greater than faith and hope? Hope and faith are byproducts of trusting in the LORD and believing Him at His Word. Love actively changes us. God’s standard for perfection was accomplished through His unconditional love for us. Jesus paid for all of our sins on the cross. Our lives should look like a before and after picture. We are never the same after encountering God’s love; it’s transformational! Receiving the love of God for others is another way that it changes us. When we see others from the LORD’s perspective, forgiveness, kindness, patience, and joy are easy.
"TO LOVE SOMEONE MEANS TO SEE HIM AS GOD INTENDED HIM."
LORD, thank you for your love. Thank you for changing my heart to become like yours. Please forgive me for forgetting the power of your love to overcome even death! Please help me to see others how you see them. Jesus, I receive your love afresh today.