The cross of Calvary demonstrates God's incomprehensible love for mankind, especially remarkable because so many have despised His unconditional love, and many still refuse His gentle entreaties.
How incredible that Jesus the Son of God would endure such horrible agony and thereby draw us to Himself. Then He sends us into the world to give ourselves sacrificially for the good of others--that is the kind of love only God can generate for lost sinners.
This Is How We Can Love!
"I may be able to speak the languages of men and even angels, but if I have not love, my speech is no more than a noisy gong or a clanging bell. I may have the gift of inspired preaching; I may have all knowledge and understand all secrets; I may have all the faith needed to move mountains--but if I have not love, I am nothing. I may give away everything I have, and even give up my body to be burned--but if I have not love, it does me no good.
"Love is patient and kind; love is not jealous, or conceited, or proud; love is not ill-mannered, or selfish, or irritable; love does not keep a record of wrong; love is not happy with evil, but is happy with the truth. Love never gives up: its faith, hope, and patience never fail.
"Love is eternal. There are inspired messages, but they are temporary; there are gifts of speaking, but they will cease; there is knowledge, but it will pass. For our gifts of knowledge and of inspired messages are only partial; but when what is perfect comes, then what is partial will disappear.
"When I was a child, my speech, feelings, and thinking were all those of a child; now that I am a man, I have no more use for childish ways. What we see now is like the dim image in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. What I know now is only partial; then it will be complete, as complete as God's knowledge of me.
"Meanwhile these three remain: faith, hope, and love; and the greatest of these is love" (1 Corinthians 13).
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