1 CORINTHIANS 13 / BLOG

This evergreen passage has captured the hearts of our society for its grand philosophy on the nature of love. People use it, erroneously, to speak about romance but that is not its intended usage. It is, at its heart, a treatise on the engine of relationship. Many have confused the driving force of a relationship to be power, convenience, or stimulation but it is, in fact, love. It is not romantic love, but selfless love that maintains the momentums of romance, friendship, and familial bonds. This passage’s primary purpose is to explain the role that self-sacrifice has in gelling the Body of Christ in its diversity. Though its purpose is often overlooked, it is somewhat understandable because the concept therein is so universal and foundational to how a human operates. Because of this fact, that love drives our relationships, spiritual gifts and diversity are not a hindrance, but instead a blessing. A group of diverse people without this underlying truth are, essential, cursed.

This blog first appeared on JoshMcGary.com

Published by Josh McGary

MY NAME IS JOSH MCGARY. First, I am a Pastor of a small church in Portland, Oregon named Aletheia Bible Fellowship. We call it ABF. I have been a pastor there for the better part of 20 years. I am very eclectic. What I love, I love loudly and immersively. I have notable collections of toys, funko pops, and vinyl. I also infamously love pop culture, comic books, technology, the arts, psychology and philosophy. https://sleek.bio/joshmcgary

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