LOVE NEVER FAILS

So, if you follow my blog much you probably have picked up that I really like Ellie Holcomb. In fact, I published a post that was 4 of her songs to help with depression, which you can find here. Anyways, the song posted above is called “Love Never Fails” (which I assume you probably figured out in listening to the song). One of the greatest things I love about her songs is that she writes her songs based on Bible verses and many times I find that I can remember the verses and after hearing her song better than if I had tried to on my own. This song, in case you couldn’t guess is based off of 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 which says.

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant  or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.  Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”

Whats even better than a song that helps you remember these verses? One that doesn’t stop there but goes further to break it down, almost word for word. I want to post the words of the song where your not reading along as you listen to the words but can really focus on the words of the lyrics.

Love is patient

Love is kind

Love doesn’t wait to cross over to the other side
Well it’s worth never giving up
It’s worth holding on
Love never fails
And that’s a promise
Love never fails
Help me believe it

Help me to trust that this is truth
Help me to love like You do
Oh, Lord help me to live like
Love never fails

Love doesn’t strut
It is not proud
Love will make sure to seek others out
Love doesn’t try to keep the score
It sides with forgiveness

Love has eyes that see your pain
Love will never run away
It holds out hope
It holds out trust
Love will always be enough

Love never fails
And that’s a promise
Love never fails
Help me believe it

Help me to trust that this is true
Help me to love just like You do
Oh, Lord help me to live like
Love never fails” 

I tried to underline the parts that coincide with the Bible verse that goes along with the song, or the lyrics that go along with the Bible verses. I love how she reminds over and over in this song that love does not fail and that is a promise from our Lord above. Sometimes we, well at least I, feel like love does not always conquer and in a world that is fallen and sees so much hurt it can be so hard to hold on to the truth of His word. There are times, Lord forgive me, that I do not want to show love like Him, times where I want to cuss or scream at someone and juts ride them off, but that is NOT what the word would have us do. I hear this song and read the lyrics and I am reminded and encouraged about what the Word says about Biblical love and the promise He makes in regards to love. Further down at the end of 1 Corinthians 13 in verse 13 it says, “So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” 

So, I want to take a second to focus for a second about the part about loving like the Lord. In reading and listening to these lyrics I am convicted each time about the love that I give, or should I say the lack of love that is given. Although I am convicted, I view it as something that is not discouraging me but rather encourages me to love better. I don’t want to be someone who loves others with mediocrity but I want to be someone who loves others with a passion and loves like 1 Corinthians 13. I promise, I won’t beat a dead horse and go verse by verse or anything, but if you go line by line in the verses it will list the attributes of love that are not only biblical but are what I strive to achieve.

What about you? Do you want to love others in a way that is Biblical and will honor and glorify Him? I would challenge you to listen to this song a couple times this week and write the verses out and place them on your mirror or somewhere you will see daily so that you can be reminded of what Love is and encouraged to live it out to the best of your ability.

With love

Your sister,

Chelsea

Lyrics found at http://www.metrolyrics.com/love-never-fails-lyrics-ellie-holcomb.html

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