Friday, April 20, 2012

Tree of Life Day 75: 1 Corinthians 12-14

Did you notice the wedding in the middle of the reading today?

Well, technically, it's not a wedding.  But it's the famous "Love Chapter" that everyone reads at weddings.  And it's sandwiched right between Paul's two most extensive passages on the spiritual gifts.

That's huge.

Because that means for as much as we can teach, pray, heal, prophesy, speak in tongues, or anything else, doing so without God's kind of love is pointless.  Even showing mercy, without having love, is Sweet-n-Low vs. cane sugar, a bad substitute for a sweet thing.

Some think the gifts measure their spirituality or maturity.  Nope.  What measures our maturity is our love.

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