“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. Love does not demand its own way. Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of when it has been wronged. It is never glad about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” (1 Corinthians 13:4-7).
“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. Love does not demand its own way.” I know many people are familiar with this scripture about Love. Even as you read over it, most believer feel this is a standard of Love that is only met by God and with this thought do not heed what the scripture is stating. I have found with the Word of the Lord isn’t a suggestion, it is direction. In this verse, God is stating the guidelines of Love which is universal to all Believers. I used to fall into the trap of reacting one way when I was around other Christians and a different way when I was around none believers. For example, if I was in the church parking lot and someone cut me off, I would smile, wave and say God Bless you and not think twice about it. But, If I were on the freeway and someone did the same thing, I would honk my horn in a sign of frustration. “Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of when it has been wronged.” I have committed certain daily prayers in my lie, one being that I walk in the fullness of Christ from day to day. I know this is a huge undertaking, but it is a standard of living that is second to none, for Christ came to be the perfect example in the flesh. I may have to fight day to day to walk in this kind of Love, but this is my sincere commitment to Christ.
“Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” Let Love reign over you today. Over faith, over Hope; even Paul said that Love is the greatest of them all, because it endures every circumstance. I don’t care what situation you are facing today, because the Word of the Lord says when you walk in Love, you can endure and overcome whatever comes against you. In this world, all we have is the Word of the Lord and His Word is Love.