On this episode of Real Israel Talk Radio – Season 2, Episode 72, Program Part 8 we will continue with our detailed look into 1 Corinthians chapter 13 – “The Love Chapter” of the New Covenant. In this study on biblical love, we will examine two New Covenant narratives – 1) Matthew 5:27-30 and 2) Matthew 12:9-13.
Matthew 5:27-30 is one of Yeshua’s teachings saying, “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.”
Matthew 12:9-13 was another New Covenant teaching lesson, a narrative concluding with Yeshua’s command to a man with a withered limb: “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out, and it was restored as whole as the other.
Both of these teachings share in a common theme derived from Genesis 3:6, So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.
Today, we will learn from 1 Corinthians 13:4 that biblical love is not something that is paraded around in order to draw attention to itself nor is it something that is puffed up and on par with being a braggadocio. For most, these are easy words to hear but very difficult words to live with because we are constantly fighting the will of our human nature, our flesh; our human nature that is always making it clear to everyone around us, “Me First!” Therefore, did Paul write concerning being “puffed up:” Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Messiah, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
Join us for this week’s podcast, “for the love of glory and genius” from our series Defining Biblical Love – PART 8.