But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way. (1 Corinthians 12:31)
Today Morsel: I'm sure you've heard the story of the little boy who kept interrupting his dad trying to get his dad to play with him. However, the dad had stuff he needed to get done. And so he took a picture and tore it into piece and told his son, when you put this together come back, then I will have time for you. Well to the father's surprise the son was soon done and back in no time. The father asked him how he had put it together so fast. The boy said that there was a picture of Jesus on the other side and so when I put it together, the other picture was together also. If someone were to tell you that the job you were doing could be done easier would you let them show you? Sometimes, when we have done things one way for so long, we don't want to change. Like the Corinth church, they were set in their ways. But Paul wanted them to know that there was a more excellent way than being caught up into spiritual gifts. And he said that that more excellent way was love. Because Charity suffereth long and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth (1 Corinthians 13:4-8). When we are controlled by the laws of love, that more excellent way, God will always be first and our neighbor second.
Sing: I want to live the way that He wants me to live. I want to give until there's just no more to give, I want to love, love till there's just no more love, I could never, never out love the Lord.