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The Greatest Personal Quality to Possess… (Part 8)

And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13

As we wrap up this series on Love, I find myself even more in love with this subject. The practice of unconditional love for other human beings is the greatest gift you can give to anyone you come in contact with. God has and still does love us unconditionally and He wants to spend forever with us. If we accept the gift, he has given us which was the ultimate sacrifice, His Son, Jesus, who suffered died and was buried and who was raised on the 3rd day, all for our salvation.

If you are just getting to this series, please take a few minutes to review the previous post:

Part One – http://www.lifetosuccess.com/2010/11/15/the-greatest-personal-quality-to-possess/

Part Two – http://www.lifetosuccess.com/2010/11/16/the-greatest-personal-quality-to-possess…-part-2/

Part Three – http://www.lifetosuccess.com/2010/11/17/the-greatest-personal-quality-to-possess…-part-3/

Part Four – http://www.lifetosuccess.com/2010/11/18/the-greatest-personal-quality-to-possess…-part-4/

Part Five – http://www.lifetosuccess.com/2010/11/19/the-greatest-personal-quality-to-possess…-part-5/

Part Six – http://www.lifetosuccess.com/2010/11/20/the-greatest-personal-quality-to-possess…-part-6/

Part Seven – http://www.lifetosuccess.com/2010/11/21/the-greatest-personal-quality-to-possess…-part-7/

We are going to look at the last couple of verses from 1 Corinthians 13 verses 11-13:

When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

As we move through life, we are constantly changing.

We grow and get bigger. Our thoughts change. Our actions change. Our Results Change.

Hopefully we are working with Jesus to change our hearts.

As we look in the mirror, we see our face change with time.

But in the end, through all of the change we find that out of faith, hope and love… the greatest of these is LOVE!

This is the great constant, the thing that does not change. The greatest gift that God has given us is LOVE!

I have worked in sales for many years and one of the things in my training that keeps rolling over and over in my head is, “What we know in advance, we do in advance.”

Over a period of time in sales and my guess with everything is that there are only about a half dozen objections to anything. In sales this is great knowledge to have because with that information you can have answers on the ready when these objections happen in the sales process.

Well in this case, if you know that in the end, the greatest attribute is LOVE, wouldn’t it make sense to come to terms with that now.

That acting with love unconditionally in every situation is what God wants us to do, for His glory. He does this for us and He wants us to do this for Him and… for those around us. He loves everyone equally. And He wants us to do the same.

Again, I ask, How would our lives change if we looked upon everything around us with the spirit of unconditional love?

Please let me know what you think, leave your comments below!

As Always, Here’s to Your LifetoSuccess,

God Bless You,

John Clark

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  • This saved me this morning. I was roaring mad and could do nothing about it but find a way to love it.

    • Janet, I am glad that this message got to you. Life is full of challenges and most of mine come when there is a lesson to learn, the bigger the challenge the bigger the lesson.

      The problem is that sometimes I don’t learn them on the first go around.

      JC