Saturday, October 28, 2017

1 Corinthians 13:4-6 NIV 2011

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy; it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

 

Paul’s first letter to the church in Corinth included words regarding Spiritual gifts. He sandwiched in between the gifts the heart attitude that needed to be foremost in the minds of any who follow Jesus. After giving examples of gifts, he defined the pluses and minuses of love. Christians sharing Christ’s love are kindly patient. Believers are humble in their approach to other believers. Building up the body of the church should be the purpose of believers. A personal score sheet should not exist. The quest for truth was their North Star. God’s love offered Jesus to atone for sin.

 

The ancient Greeks had six words for love: Eros, Philia, Ludus, Agape, Pragma and Philautia. We have one that represents all the Greek words. As a believer, I need to remember daily, God is Love. I’ve always enjoyed reading through “The Love Chapter,” 1Corinthians 13. It grounds me with what it is and what it is not. From the beginning He created us to have a relationship with Him. Sin separated us and continues to do the same today. My sins are covered through God’s love.

 

Why does Love seek the truth?

 

Loving His Truth,

S

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