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Love is a MORE Excellent Way

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Nylse is a Christian wife and a mother of four who loves life and inspiring others. She recently published her first book - My Best Marriage Advice. She likes to have fun but is very clear on who she is and Whose she is. A prolific thinker, she blogs to encourage others from a Christian perspective at www.lifenotesencouragement.com. She can be found online on FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest.

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This is the last line uttered in 1 Corinthians 12,  the precursor to 1 Corinthians 13, widely known as the love chapter. In Chapter 12, Paul speaks of various spiritual gifts in the body (i.e. the Church) and how even though we are different we all need each other to function properly. There are many gifts but they are all given by the same Spirit. He uses the analogy of the body to demonstrate how we all work together. At the end of the chapter, he tells the Corinthians to covet earnestly the best gifts - a more excellent way.  In a spiritual sense, the thing that binds us together is love which is generated by His Spirit.

What Paul is saying is that love, true love in all its facets is greater than all the many things that we are each gifted with.  Our gifts mean nothing without love. Love emanates from the heart, it's a conscious decision; it's not always easy but we know love works, love covers a multitude of sins, love heals, love sacrifices.  This song "Love Is a More Excellent Way" reminds us that we should aim for excellence, for without love we are nothing.

Love is a More Excellent Way

Verse 1 

I could speak with the tongue of men and angels 

Love is the more excellent way 

But if I don't have love, I'm just a clanging cymbal 

Love is the more excellent way 

I could have the faith to remove the mountains 

Love is the more excellent way 

But if I don't have love then I have nothing 

Love is the more excellent way 

Chorus 

Love is patient, Love is kind 

Love is Humble, all of the time 

Not easily angered, enduring the test 

So never forget 

Love is the more excellent way (unison) 

Verse 2 

I could have the gift of prophecy 

Love is the more excellent way 

But if I don't have love, does it profit me? 

Love is the more excellent way 

I could understand all my mystery 

Love is the more excellent way 

But if I don't have love it's not enough you see 

Love is the more excellent way 

(Chorus) 

Verse 3 

I could throw my body into the flames 

Love is the more excellent way 

But if I don't have love, I don't have anything 

Love is the more excellent way 

I could give to the poor everything I own 

Love is the more excellent way 

But a heart without love is just a heart of stone 

Love is the more excellent way

Let's strive to be loving in every area of our lives - at work with our grumpy co-workers, at home with our spouses and children, within God's family at church, or wherever we may be, so that the world can know we are different by the love we show.

But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way. 1 Corinthians 12:31

Love is a MORE excellent way. Strive for excellence. Have you experienced this love?

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