1 Corinthians 13:8a
8 Love never fails.
In 1 John 4:8 we find out that God is love. When we walk in love we are walking with God, and if we are walking with God we cannot fail. There is much emphasis placed upon walking by faith in the Christian life and rightfully so, but there should be just as much if not even more emphasis placed on the importance of walking in the love of God.
In 1 Corinthians 13:13 we are told to abide in faith, hope, and love, but the greatest of these is love. Galatians 5:6 reveals why this is true. Faith works through love. In other words you can have faith to move mountains as Paul states in 1 Corinthians 13:2, but if you don’t have love your faith will not work. Think of it as a power plant that generates power, a switch releases that power, and cables transmit that power to where it needs to go, but what if the power lines are down? That power will not accomplish what it is there to do.
We have the power of God within us, the Holy Spirit, faith is the switch that releases that power, but love is the power lines through which that power flows through, and if you are out of love that power will not get where it needs to go. When we are born again God’s love is poured out into our hearts, it is already in there. We need to act upon that love for our faith to work.
The love of God is not an emotion or a feeling, but a fruit of the new recreated human spirit. Practice waking in the love of God, for what you practice you get good at. God’s love is simply treating others the way you want to be treated, no matter how they treat you. When we were enemies of God, He still loved us. Choose to act upon His love within you, for your faith depends on it.