Love never fails

I Corinthians 13
“Love is patient, love is kind. Love does not envy, is not boastful, is not conceited, does not act improperly, is not selfish, is not provoked, and does not keep a record of wrongs. Love finds no joy in unrighteousness but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”

We like comparing ourselves to others: it empowers us to say: “I’m not perfect, but at least I’m better than that person.” But the true standard for how we should treat others is found in the Bible. This Christ-like standard for love ought to humble us and make us compassionate towards others when they fail–just like we fail so often to keep it. God does not judge us, but rather forgives us for our failures. Let’s do the same to others at home, at work, and in church.