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Monday, March 6, 2023

The Best Use of Life Is Love

In 1 Corinthians 14:1 I read, “Let love be your highest goal!” (NLT)

I have an amazing capacity to both remember and forget. I can remember every single little hurt, but forget the lessons those hurts taught me. I end up needing to learn the same lessons over and over again. I need to learn to pray like David: “Teach us to use wisely all the time we have” (Psalm 90:12 CEV). There are three truths we often learn about life and relationshipsbut then too quickly forget. These truths will help me focus my life and reduce overload, If I practice and apply them, I’ll have a healthier life and a happier family. I’ll have a more productive work life. I would experience more meaningful, committed relationships. 

The first truth: The best use of life is love. Make love my number one priority, primary objective and my greatest ambition. Make it my life purpose. Don’t just put it in your “Top 10.” Make it number one!  There are two reasons to make love my highest priority:

First, God says that love is what life is all about. “No matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love” (1 Corinthians 13:3 The Message). It’s not something I’ll squeeze into my schedule, and fit it into the margins. God says loving relationships are life. Life is all about love.

Second, focus on love because love is one of the only things that will last: “Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love” (1 Corinthians 13:13 NLT). If I want to leave a legacy, make a difference or make a positive influence on this world that outlasts me, then I need to fill my life with love.

Each day I’ll be faced with one decision after another about how to spend my life and time. It’s always right to choose love. When I do, I’m most like Jesus.