Day 21: Love Never Fails
“Love never fails.” 1 Corinthians 13:8
If someone invented a car that never breaks down, you’d want one. If someone figured out how to get a toaster to toast your bread evenly every single time, you’d be all over it. If a mother in Idaho decided that she was done with the never-ending cycle of clean and dirty laundry, and found a way to get the clothes to wash, dry, and fold themselves, you’d be willing to part with a good chunk of change to get it for yourself. (There's apparently a machine that folds them now—gasp!)
All of that stuff, while possible, seems like so many pipe dreams. But there is one powerful tool we Christians have available to us that doesn’t wear out or need replacement—the love of God. The Bible says that it never fails. If you do things God’s way, it will never, ever fail. Never!
Are you excited yet? You should be! You have access to something that will never. Fail. Okay, okay…so how about this: Let’s say you could get an entire wardrobe that would never fade, wrinkle, or go out of style? Preposterous, if you’re talking about physical clothes, absolute fact if you’re talking about putting on God’s love (Colossians 3:14). Check out 1 Corinthians 14:8 in the Amplified Bible, Classic Edition:
Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end].
You want to have a better marriage? God’s love never fails!
You want to see your relationship with your brother or sister restored? God’s love never fails!
You want to be able to work in peace, but you have this one coworker who just gets at your every last nerve? God’s love never fails!
Today, take some time to think about situations and people in your life in light of what you’ve read. No matter what the circumstance, God’s love will never fail!