1 Corinthians 13:1 kjv. says:
“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity [love], I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.”
There once was a Preacher who led a tight ship in his church. Eyeing his flock carefully, one day as he was preaching he noticed a visitor sitting about three pews back from the front. Her hair was bobbed about one inch around her head. Seeing this, the Preacher commented about the sins of a woman wearing her hair short. Later, he was to find out her hair was growing out from chemo treatments.
Again, a Preacher was speaking and noticed a visiting husband and wife. He noted the wife had make-up on. Looking at her, he decided to integrate a personal message, “we don’t wear make-up in this place, you will have to leave.” The humiliated couple got up, left church and to this day have never stepped foot inside of another church building.
Both stories are true and are examples of the complete opposite of God’s love.
Perfect love can only come through the Holy Spirit, because the Bible says God is a Spirit, God is love.
?γ?πη agápe, ag-ah'-pay; from G25; love, i.e. affection or benevolence; specially (plural) a love-feast:—(feast of) charity(-ably), dear, love.
God’s agape love can come in ways other than our mouths. Without God’s love we can become as a sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal. Our speech becomes hollow. We all need our words to be salted with grace when we speak. One independent word without God’s love can be shattering both ways. Once it is out in the airwaves, we cannot take it back.
True love is a sacrifice. The sacrifice of being silent, when you believe you are right. Sacrifice gives relentlessly.
Eloquent words are admired, but unless the speaker is motivated by God’s love, the seeds will be fruitless. We do have a promise that His word