Midweek Morsel: Love—A Multifaceted Jewel

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What does love look like in your life or in the lives of those you know? Think beyond the obvious sweetheart love and you’ll begin to see the many faces of love.

Love is a jewel—a multifaceted jewel—that sparkles in myriad ways. Consider what Dwight L. Moody had to say about love:

“Joy is love exalted; peace is love in repose; long-suffering is love enduring; gentleness is love in society; goodness is love in action; faith is love on the battlefield; meekness is love in school; and temperance is love in training.”

Love is so much more than a feeling. Did you notice how active love is? And did you see that it seems to be the foundation for so many fruits of the Spirit? Is love sparkling in your life and mine?

“And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13

*How has someone shined love into your life recently?

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Comments

  1. My husband is a great giver of love – all the ways he pampers me and takes care of the needs of our family. His love certainly sparkles wherever he goes.

  2. Cheryl, thank you for the fabulous quote by Moody. I’ve never heard that before; it is the perfect explanation of Gal. 5:22 blended with I Cor. 13.

    • You’re welcome, Jana. I love the thought of how love shows itself through all the fruit of the Spirit. You’re right — a perfect blend of Gal. 5:22 and 1 Cor. 13!

  3. Thank you for this beautiful reminder, Cheryl. I remember how powerful 1 Corinthians 13 (especially verses 4-7) was to me as I learned the real meaning of love…and saved my marriage. It’s amazing what we can learn and how we can change when we simply follow God’s Word.

  4. Hi Jennifer, so glad the quote from Moody gave you some food for thought today. It’s actually bursting with food for thought, isn’t it? Blessings to you!

  5. Mairead says:

    Cheryl – What a beautiful tribute to love. It truly is so much more than a feeling. I like how you emphasize how active love is. :)

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