When we are confident that God takes care of us, we can say “Yes” to care for the needs of others.
1 Corinthians 13.4-7
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. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Thursday, January 17, 2019
This is a well-known and often quoted passage of Scripture, isn’t it? Here, Paul is describing what God is like. He’s pointing out how God loves, and calls us to the same. Unconditional love is the greatest gift. We’ve received it from Christ. He loves us without demanding or expecting anything in return. He hopes we receive and reciprocate in love, but He doesn’t demand it. As we allow Him to transform us, we increasingly act the same way toward others. Unconditional love is costly, sacrificial, and Christlike.