Love never fails

1 Corinthians 13:8 Love never ends.

There’s one thing in this world that will never end, can never be defeated by the forces of darkness and continues on into the next life. God’s love never ends, it never fails, and there’s nothing we can do to affect His love for us. The Lord is sovereign and He will chose whom to love.

It should be noted that nowhere in all of Paul’s descriptions of what love is and is not does he ever refer to it as an emotion.  Love is so far beyond just being something we feel, though we make it out to be nothing more.  We talk of “falling in love” and then “falling out of love”, but that just isn’t characteristic of love at all.  Love cannot be fallen into or fallen out of because it’s an action, not a whim.  Loving is a choice, and we must choose to love everyday.

God’s love for us is unconditional, not based on feelings or circumstances. He chooses to love us, just as we should choose to love those around us, regardless of whether or not they deserve it. Love never fails, it can never be defeated, and it will endure forever. When God chose to sacrifice His Son on the cross to take on the punishment we deserved for our sins, love won, once and for all.

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