“But now let me show you a way of life that is best of all (1 Corinthians 12:31).” Apostle Paul’s introduction to the love chapter.
Unfortunately, the church has lost its way and often allows politics to lead instead of love. Lust disguised as appropriate behavior has replaced what should be foremost—our love for God. Thus causing a dimming of the church’s light in the world.
Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love. Revelation 2:4
Lust seeks to control others – Love seeks to free others.
Lust wants to be served – Love wants to serve.
Lust is self-seeking – Love seeks good for all.
Lust is self-promoting – Love does not boast.
Lust flees from hardship – Love always perseveres.
Lust lies to get what it wants – Love rejoices in truth.
Lust becomes angry when it doesn’t get its way – Love is patient and kind.
Lust seeks to gratify self – Love is willing to sacrifice self.
Lust sucks life from life – Love gives life to life.
The one who lusts becomes like the purveyor of lust. The one who loves becomes like the author of love.
Because Your love is better than life, my lips will glorify You. Psalm 63:3