The Greatest Is Love

In the final clause of 1 Corinthians 13, the apostle makes it plain that the purpose of everything in earth and heaven is love. Nothing matters without love. Nothing lasts without love. Nothing is beautiful without love. And, the whole story of history is summed up in these words in John 15:9, “as the father has loved me so have I loved you.” One theologian has called it a “waterfall of love.” Here is how love works: The Father loves the Son; The Son loves His brethren; The husband loves his wife; The Father loves his son; The daughter loves her father; The wife respects her husband. God is the head of Christ and pours out His love. Christ is the head of man and He pours out His love toward man. Man is the head of woman and He pours out His love on his wife. Then the father and the mother pour their love out on their children…

This is the world of Love that God has created for His family on earth, and in heaven. It is the answer to the question of the meaning of life. What does it mean to be involved in an enduring work? What does it mean to do something of value with your life? 1 Cor 13:8-13 answers the question with perfect clarity.