January 17, 2013

The Most Important Thing

You're about to do something:
Plant a church
Accept a new ministry role
Enter seminary
Leave seminary
Lead a group of people
Write something or someone
Host an event
Leave for the mission field
Go to church
Counsel a teenager
Enter the second half of ministry life
Share the gospel
Meet a need
Say yes to a man who said yes to God
Take responsibility
Lead a charge
Teach children
In every something, there is one most important thing, and it is this:

Though I speak with the tongues of men and angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:1-3

For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Galatians 5:14

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7

No matter what your something is today, love is the most important thing.