1 Cor. 13:4-7, Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
In yesterday’s devotions we went through the details of what love does, and what love does not.
Love either does, or it does not.
Love is not a noun, it is a verb, because when you truly love then an action will automatically happen. It is a natural reflex. I am learning jazz guitar right now, and let me tell you it is a challenge. One of the first things to develop in my skills is called muscle memory. This is when you practice so much that your brain connects with your fingers and without huge contemplation your fingers go where they are supposed to on the fret board. This takes time and practice. After muscle memory is developed it just FLOWS!
LOVE BECOMES A FLOW, WHEN YOU ARREST YOUR FLESH AND ALLOW HIM TO TEACH YOU HIS WAY OF LOVE!
WHAT LOVE DOES:
BEARS ALL THINGS – The word for bears can also be translated covers. Either way, Paul brings an important truth along with 1 Peter 4:8: And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.”
BELIEVES ALL THINGS – We never believe a lie, but we never believe evil unless the facts demand it. We choose to believe the best of others.
HOPES ALL THINGS – Love has a confidence in the future, not a pessimism. When hurt, it does not say, “It will be this way for ever, and even get worse.” It hopes for the best, and it hopes in God.
ENDURES ALL THINGS – Most of us can bear all things, and believe all things, and hope all things, but only for a while! The greatness of agape love is it keeps on bearing, believing, and hoping. It doesn’t give up. It destroys enemies by turning them into friends.
PRACTICE LOVING PEOPLE WITH THE LOVE OF GOD!
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His Tabernacle Family Church
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