Let love be your highest goal! – 1 Corinthians 14:1-20

From my reading in 1 Corinthians 14:1-20 in the One Year Bible New Testament.

 “Let love be your highest goal!” 1 Cor 14:1

Love should be our highest goal in life. Not success. Not popularity. Not money. Love.

Loving God should be our very highest goal, and loving others should be our second highest goal. When Jesus was asked what the greatest command in the Bible was he said,

‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matt 22:36-40

Any time a lesser goal that gets in the way of loving God and others is out of place. A good question for you to ask yourself when you are making decisions is…

“Is this loving toward God and others?”

If not then don’t do it! The rule of love is that love rules. Here’s some application questions for you…

Have you been pursuing  your other goals in a way that is unloving? 

Has pursuing your goals forced you to isolate yourself from God and others?

Who can you intentionally connect with?

When can you carve out time to spend time alone with God? 

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About David Worcester

I am the founder and director of a campus ministry at San Diego State called Challenge. I am also serving as an ordained elder at Mission Trails Church. I love speaking and writing about college ministry, gospel appointments, and practical ways to live out God’s Word! I am also passionate about: leadership training, learning, missions, church planting, surfing, hiking, sports, photography and traveling (So far I’ve visited 23 countries & all 50 states). I’m married to Jessica Worcester who I fell in love with while doing college ministry together and we have a two year old son named Samuel. I graduated from from the University of Oklahoma (OU) with a degree in Film & Video Studies. And I received my Masters in Theological Studies from Gateway Seminary. I am an ordained minister who loves speaking and writing about practical ways to live out God’s Word in life and ministry.

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