On this episode of Real Israel Talk Radio – Season 2, Episode 73, Program Part 9 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 what is called “puffy love” as Paul used the term in Hebrew and Greek.
Today, we will learn from 1 Corinthians 13:4 that biblical love on Earth is supposed to be modeled on a biblical love that is first generated from YHVH in Heaven and then passed downline for us in our redeemed “new man in Messiah” redemptive state. Since Yehovah’s love for us is not paraded about and puffed-up, His love then serves as our model to emulate; a love model that does not knowingly or unknowingly draw attention to itself nor is it something that speaks and/or acts as a braggadocio.
For most, these are easy words to hear but conversely, very difficult words to implement because we are constantly fighting the will of our fallen human nature; a fallen condition that makes it clear to everyone around us, “Serve me!”and regularly, “I am more important than you!”
Rightly did Paul understand and write to all of us to avoid giving ourselves permission to be “puffed up” servants of Messiah. “Therefore,” Paul says to not be puffed up; to “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 a candid podcast lesson on what “puffy love” is all about as we learn about it from our continued series in Defining Biblical Love. This is PART 9.