"Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; love is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; love does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7
Paul writes to the church and gives them the solution for division, disunity, in marriages, families, churches, cities and nations. Love is the answer: God shows us what love is by sending His One and Only Son to die on the Cross for me!
Love is something that people need to experience in their lives. We can talk about love, sing about love, read books about love, but until you have experienced God's Unconditional Love individually, you will never be able to love anyone else, including yourself. God really does love you today! When we have experienced His love it changes our entire lives.
We cannot love others, until we experience His love. When we experience His love, then we can love ourselves. Then we can love others, the way that God wants us to love other people.
Paul gives us qualities of God's love for us, and how we need to love ourselves, and to love others. Love is the answer for America, NYC, and for your home.
Love is patient! I am so thankful that God is patient with me! How many times I come short, fall short, sin and mess up in life, but God still loves me. I need to be patient with myself, and then love is patient with others.
Love is kind! Imagine what would happen if we would be kind to one another.
Love does not envy or boast! Love is not proud, arrogant with others.
Love is not rude! Imagine what life would be like if we were not rude!
Love does not insist on its own way! Love and selfishness cannot go together!
Love is not irritable and resentful!
Love does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth! This would solve a lot of problems in our country right now! We love to rejoice at other people when they go through things, mess up, and rejoice when these things happen.
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things and endures all things.
Lord, help me to experience Your love today! Help me to be able to love myself, so that I can love people like it says in these verses! This kind of love is only because of Your love for me!