The Price of Love

There’s a price to be paid for love and in First Corinthians 13:4-8 (MSG), we see just how much it costs us to love:

Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.

Love comes with a price not many of us are able to afford. But, thankfully, God, who is love, has made it possible. Out of His great love for us, He gave His only Son, so that we might live through Him. And because of Jesus’ sacrifice, we can learn to love others even when it’s costly. There’s a price to pay for love, but if there wasn’t, it wouldn’t be worthwhile, it wouldn’t be our calling.

Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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