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Love Changes Everything

Daniel McCarthy October 29, 2021
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How do you love genuinely in a world that portrays love completely different from the Bible? 


Love is imperative to one’s walk with Christ. In 1 Corinthians 13, the Bible goes as far as to say everything done without love is worthless. This strong statement puts into perspective all the interactions we have daily. Our actions should not come from a works-based focus. Instead, it should be an outpouring of who you are because you have died to sin and are alive in Christ. Your foundation is no longer founded on your flesh but rather on the Father who spoke the world into existence. Through we can love others unconditionally. This love truly changes everything!


One morning during late July, I was listening to a pastor give a sermon. He said something that hit me, “One problem I have seen throughout the church is we love others off the basis of our flesh. This is a saddening issue since their representation of ‘biblical love’ was the same love that hasn’t been able to fill their needs.” This wrecked me since I knew I was just trying to replicate biblical love to serve my self-image for a while. Love is precisely the opposite of this; it goes on to say in 1 Corinthians 13 that love “does not insist on its own way.” Love was never supposed to be about you. Love is an action or feeling for many people, but it was always intended to be a lifestyle. 


“Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us…” (Ephesians 5:1-2)


Walk in love; this is what we are supposed to do and created to do. Throughout 1 Corinthians 13, this love is shown as vastly crucial for everything, and without it, everything is of zero value.


Love changes everything! We all know John 3:16; what does this verse start off by saying? 


“God so loved the world.” 


The whole basis for our salvation was raw unconditional love. This is my prayer for the church as we seek to be in the world but not of the world. God calls us to make disciples of all nations, which is done through a love that changes everything.


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About the Author

Daniel McCarthy

Daniel spent most of his childhood growing up in the great city of Orlando, FL. At the age of twelve, he moved to the small beachside town of… Read More