Love Such a common word, but powerful, none the less.
Let’s go right to the source and break it down:
1 Cor 13:1-12
1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.
So, what IS love?
4 Love is patient Does that mean…like…when he is not doing something that I want him to do- WHEN I want him to do it???
Love is kind Even when I am exhausted and he comes home late? It does not envy But what about when I do something and HE gets all the credit??
It does not boast But I AM more spiritual than him and I read my Bible way more often than he does.
It is not proud But I WAS right. Why should I be the one that ALWAYS has to apologize?
5 It is not rude Is calling him a jerk rude? He really did act like a jerk!
It is not self-seeking I really kind of like things MY way though.
It is not easily angered ~sigh~
It keeps no record of wrongs Oh…I can forgive, but I’ll NEVER forget, I may need “that one” for another argument!
6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth 7 It always protects So….I shouldn’t tell others things that embarrass him?
Always trusts Always hopes Always perseveres Always??????????????
8 Love never fails Ok Lord…but You are going to have to help me with this….
I think that pretty much says it best. The Word has set quite a high standard for us, but God never asks us to do anything that He won’t help us do.
Whenever I read this chapter it challenges me.
I challenge you to read these everyday this week and ask the Lord to help you do them throughout your day.
Your nugget is: LOVE.
I’m praying for our marriages. Our hope is in Him, Sue