Incomparable Love // 1 Corinthians 13:6
Today’s verse reveals a hard reality about human nature. We have this vengeful streak that wants to see evildoers get what we believe they deserve. Friends, let’s be honest, we typically aren’t rooting for good things, are we? This is a distorted view of justice, which means to be made whole in the Bible. We are not supposed to delight in bad things happening to people; instead, we are to rejoice in the truth. What is the truth, you ask? Well, I’m glad you did! That truth is we are all sinners deserving the worst, but God grants us His mercy. Remember, mercy is God withholding the punishment we deserve by giving us the love we could never earn. This is the work Jesus Christ accomplished for you and me and everyone on the cross. This is also why Jesus said what He did that we can know the truth and the truth will set us free. Bear in mind, though, that truth isn’t just a precept from a certain point of view; no, truth is a person, the Lord Himself! So, if you feel vengeful, remember that God claims vengeance as His (Romans 12:19). Instead, live in the TRUTH, which longs to set you free with the incomparable love of God!