“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal” 1 Corinthians 13:1 NKJV.
Can you imagine the sound a brass instrument or a cymbal makes when they are just played without any rhythm? It is highly annoying and irritating to say the least. That is how we sound like when we speak to others without love in ears of those listening and to the Lord. Instead of positively impacting the world, we are doing the exact opposite, by causing unnecessary trouble and hatred. It makes no difference. You can say all the right things in this world, speak in tongues till kingdom come, without any love, genuine love, it is a useless and pointless exercise. Only that born of love and brought about by love is of God, where there is no love, the enemy resides there. If there is ever one thing you should never compromise, it should be love. Love unconditionally without any reservations or any motives because before going anywhere, Love ultimately describes all that is God.
Father, help me to love as you love that the words that come out from my mouth are filled with Your spirit and Your power. Give me the words and the heart to love as You do and give me the courage to keep at it even when it is not easy. Amen