Have you ever noticed that 1 Corinthians 13 isn’t presented as a list of commands? Paul doesn’t start out by saying, “Suffer long. Be kind. Don’t envy. Don’t brag. Don’t be arrogant...” Instead of telling us what to do, he tells us what love does. He personifies love. He speaks of it as a person. That’s because love is a person.
Before we can love with a godly love, we need to meet love. We need to experience love. We need to understand how deeply we are loved. When we really believe and rest in God’s love, we will be ready – and empowered – to love others with the same kind of love.
Use this chart as a daily reminder of what real love is, with questions to help your children examine themselves and Bible verses that point them to Jesus as our example.
Use the included Walk in Love Bible study book as an in-depth study of love during your family worship or homeschool time. Here’s what you’ll find inside:
- An explanation of each of love’s qualities from 1 Corinthians 13
- Bible verses showing how God loves us in each of these ways
- Examples of how Jesus lived out this kind of love
- Other passages from Scripture that illustrate each quality
- Recommended activities and object lessons
- Practical application points for children
- And lots more!