The Supreme Law of the Kingdom is Love
I say it before and I’ll say it again, the supreme law of the kingdom is love. Love God with all your heart, with all your mind, with all your soul, with all your strength. (Mark 12:30)
There is no insecurity in love. There is no jealousy in love. There is no envy in love. 1 Corinthians chapter 13 – others will brag about their gifts, others will brag about their gifts of prophecy, others will brag about their speaking of tongues, others will brag about their wisdom, but if they don’t have love you are nothing in the sight of God.
1 Corinthians 13
“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not love, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not love, I am nothing.
And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not love, it profiteth me nothing.”
There is nothing to profit.
“Love suffereth long, and is kind; love envieth not;” Love does not envy, if you are envious “salat ka sa pag-ibig! (you are deficient of love)”, “wala kay gugma (you have no love).”
Many people have mistaken lust for love. These are two definitions, these are two words with two different definitions. Lust is never love and love is never lust.
Love is kind, love envies not, if you are full of envy you don’t have the love that the bible is talking about.
“Love envieth not; love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,” What is that in the new translation – ‘..love vaunteth not itself?’ Love is not boastfulhe does not always talk about himself. It’s not puffed up. It’s not self-centered.
“Doth not behave itself unseemly,” It does not behave itself unseemly, love is not offensive to others, “..seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;” You don’t think of evil against your fellowmen when you have love. All you think about is the good of your fellowman; How else can we come up with the reason of feeding up 3 million children when we don’t have love? How else can you put up 7 associations of ministry to the poor in helping the marginalized, if you have not love? The Father did not command us to do that, you only commanded us to preach spiritually to the souls of men, this is the government’s work that we are doing. But why are we doing it? Because of our overflowing love for our fellowman. Love your neighbor as yourself. (Mark 12:31)
“Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;” It rejoiceth in the truth, it only rejoiceth in the truth. It doesn’t rejoiceth in iniquity, it only rejoiceth in the truth.
“Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Love never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.”
“And now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
And now abideth faith, hope, and love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.