Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Love

I thought this was a great example of 1 Corinthians 13:4-8.
How many times I have failed to remember all the qualities of what love really means? What a great reminder of Christ's love and how we are to demonstrate it to others.

I am patient with you because I love you and want to forgive you.
I am kind to you because I love you and want to help you.
I do not envy your possessions or your gifts because I love youand want you to have the best.
I do not boast about my attainments because I love you and want to hear about yours.
I am not proud because I love you and want to esteem you before myself.
I am not rude because I love you and care about your feelings.
I am not self-seeking because I love you and want to meet your needs.
I am not easily angered by you because I love you and want to overlook your offenses.
I do not keep a record of your wrongs because I love you,and ‘love covers a multitude of sins.’

Jerry Bridges
Action Statements based on 1 Corinthians 13:4-5
The Discipline of Grace, p. 39