“But just as you abound in everything, in faith and utterance and knowledge and in all earnestness and in the [e]love we inspired in you, see that you abound in this gracious work also” ~ 2 Corinthians 8:7
In 2015 and 2016, a social media phenomena emerged following the Supreme Court ruling of Obergefell v. Hodges. This court case essentially redefined the American socio-political view of marriage and in the midst of it, the saying, “Love Wins,” emerged. To this day, many years later, this saying lives on as an mantra of LGBTQ+ community.
The biggest problem is that it is incorrect. Love wins indicates a future tense of love’s final victory. The correct phrase should be “Love Won” and it has nothing to do with homosexuality and all to with the all-encompassing, selfless act of Jesus on the Cross 2,000 years ago. On the third day, following His crucifixion when He rose from the grave, love won.
And the honest truth is, because love won, we have victory and can inspire love in others.
The order goes:
And as we see from 2 Corinthians 8:7, inspiring others in the love of God moves them to abound in the gracious work of God as well (Ephesians 2:10).
Therefore, inspire others to love with an inspiring love!