1 Corinthians 13:1-13 · Love
From Lust to Love
1 Corinthians 13: 1
by J. Howard Olds

How can a person express their love of basketball, chocolate, their children, God, and their spouse with a single four-letter word - love? That's what I would like us to consider today.

In the early part of the 20th century a Jewish philosopher by the name of Martin Buber tried to distinguish between human connections that are mainly "I-It" relationships and those interactions which are primarily "I-Thou" relationships. In "I-It" relationships we seek to acquire and possess. In "I-Thou" relationships we seek to connect with the mystery of another's being. Therein lies the primary difference between love and lust, a problem according to Jesus as serious as adultery. Let's take a closer look. How do we move from lust to love?

A. LUST: According to the dictionary lust is an intense, self-in…

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