3 And if I were to be so generous as to give away everything I owned to feed the poor, and to offer my body to be burned as a martyr, without the pure motive of love, I would gain nothing of value. 1 Corinthians 13:3
What brings your life value? Everything a person does gives them a purpose to some degree. Whether it be your job, friends, family, desires, or even your faith give meaning to so many things. In turn, you add meaning to people’s lives around you. Value creates motivation and motivation creates purpose. We need a purpose in our lives. Paul challenges the believers in Corinth to make their life count. Make a difference in the way you serve and sacrifice, but without the pure motive of love, you gain nothing. In other words, purpose without motivation has no value. You want value in your life, add motivation. The pure motivation of agape love gives value to the believer’s life! A. W. Tozer writes, “The reason why many are still troubled, still seeking, still making little forward progress is because they haven’t yet come to the end of themselves. We’re still trying to give orders, and interfering with God’s work within us. ” God gives your life value! You are valuable to God! God’s design is perfect. He does his best to work with imperfect people. His motive is pure. His love is perfect. Take time this morning to open your heart to His pure and perfect love. Surrender your heart to Him today. Give your heart to Jesus this morning. Let Him motivate you to love the unlovable in your path today.