Read 1 Corinthians 13:9-13.
Better in Love.
“But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away” (v. 10).
This week we are focusing on God’s Better Plan. The world talks and sings a lot about love. So it is very evident that love is also a part of the world’s plan. So what makes the love that is in God’s plan better than the love that is in the world’s plan? To answer that question, read back through 1 Corinthians 13 – the chapter that describes God’s plan of love.
From this chapter, we can see the superiority of God’s love first because that love never ends. God never says, “I just cannot love that person anymore.” His love “never fails.” God’s love is also superior because it is not self-centered – it “seeketh not her own.” Further, this love is not based upon a fantasy, but upon truth – “rejoiceth in truth.” Verse 7 emphasizes that God’s love motivates us to positive action in the worst of times.
In comparison, the world’s love often ends, is often selfish, is based upon feeling rather than truth, and often turns to hate when circumstances change.
God never met a person He could not love! He has a better plan! (GLS)
Make my love like yours, dear Lord,
Unending, selfless, and true,
So that when others see my love,
They will quickly think of You. (GLS)