The Full Expression Of Love

Let love be your highest goal. —1 Corinthians 14:1 NLT

People can be motivated by many things when they set goals — peer pressure; guilt, greed, materialism, revenge, pride, envy, or jealousy. But God will only bless goals that are motivated by love.

The Bible says everything you do must be done with love. So every goal you set should be for God’s glory, and every goal you set must be motivated by love.

The love that motivates us can be our love for Jesus and our love for other people. That’s called the Great Commandment: Love God with all your heart and love your neighbor as yourself.

When a goal moves you to love God more or love other people more, then God will get behind that goal.

The Bible says, “No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us.” —1 John 4:12 NLT

— Purpose Driven Life Devotional