Last week leading up to Valentines Day we have learned that:
If I don’t live a life of love, nothing I say will matter.
If I don't live a life of love, nothing I know will matter.
If I don’t live a life of love, nothing I believe will matter.
If I don’t live a life of love, nothing I give will matter.
Today we learn that the Bible teaches us:
If I don't live a life of love, nothing I accomplish will matter.
1 Corinthians 13:3 in The Message paraphrase says, “No matter what I say or what I believe or what I do, I'm bankrupt without love.”
You can rack up an incredible list of personal achievements. You can get your picture on the cover of Time magazine. You can win the Nobel Peace Prize. You can have enormous accomplishments, be entrepreneur of the year, build a billion-dollar company, have incredibly great successes in your field of endeavor.
But the Bible says it isn’t worth squat if you don’t love. The Bible says relationships are more important than accomplishments. Life is about relationships not accomplishments.
One day you’re going to stand before God when you die. And God’s going to evaluate your life. When He evaluates your life, He’s not going to look at your bank account. He’s not going to look at your list of achievements. He’s not going to look at your grades. He’s not going to look at all your sports trophies.
God is going to evaluate your life on one basis – your relationships. God is going to ask, “How much did you love Me and how much did you love other people?”
Your pastor and partner in ministry,Kyle