Each day we receive messages about the “important” things in life; the latest technology, the newest gadget, the online class to help us become better at our job. What does God’s Word tell us about “What matters most?”
God wants us to be a blessing to others. Galatians 5:6 says, “For in Christ . . . The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.”
So, what is your life without love?
- Nothing you say will matter.
“If I could speak in any language in heaven or on earth but didn’t love others, I would only be making meaningless noise like a loud gong or a clanging cymbal.” 1 Cor. 13:1 (NLT)
Words without love are empty.
- Nothing you know will matter.
“I may have the gift of prophecy. I may understand all the secret things of God and have all knowledge . . . but if I do not have love, then I am nothing.” 1 Cor. 13:2a (NCV)
You may be a genius, a Bible scholar. Without love = zero!
- Nothing you believe will matter.
“Even if I had the gift of faith so that I could speak to a mountain and make it move, I would still be worth nothing at all without love.” 1 Cor. 13: 2b (LB)
Following Christ is more than believing facts about Jesus.
You can’t love God and hate people.
- Nothing you give will matter.
“If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, but didn’t love others, I would be of no value whatsoever.” 1 Cor. 13:3a (NLT)
Some people give so they will get back (guilt, control and prestige).
- Nothing you accomplish will matter.
“So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.”
1 Cor. 13:3b (The Message)
You can have great success–but without love, you have nothing. The only thing that matters to God is—Do you love Him and love others?
Jesus summarized the whole Bible in Matthew 22:37-39, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
This verse describes ONE Focus. I hope you will continue to pray for and build relationships with others to bring them to Christ—THAT is what matters most!