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Without God's love and God's kind of love we are and have nothing.
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Tuesday, February 3, 2009
According to 1 Corinthians 13 Love is patient and kind; love does not Envy or Boast.....
Websters Dictionary says Envy is to Begrudge - so what is Begrudge:
*To give or concede reluctantly or with a displeasure.
* To look upon with disapproval
What did it say about Boast?
* To puff oneself up in speech speak vaingloriously.
* To speak of or assert with excessive pride.
* To posses and often call attention to (something that is a source of pride)
Proverbs 23:6 Eat not the bread of him who has a hard, grudging, and envious eye, neither desire his dainty foods;
Philippians 1:15 It’s true that some are preaching out of jealousy and rivalry. But others preach about Christ with pure motives.
Job 5:2 Surely resentment destroys the fool, and jealousy kills the simple.
So if God is Love and we are striving to be more like God, and Love is not puffed up or vainglorious, then I/we need to humble ourselves and not think more of ourselves than we aught to. Giving from our hearts and not begrudgingly or with ulterior motives. Selah...
To be continued...
Monday, February 2, 2009
What is kind? We hear and say "kinda" or "two of a kind" but what about the act of being kind? I looked the word KIND up in Websters and this is what it said:
1. Affectionate, loving
2. A sympathetic or helpful nature, a forbearing nature, Gentle
3. of a kind to give pleasure or relief.
Ephesians 4:32 Be Kind and compassionate to on another forgiving each other just as in Christ God forgave you.
2 Corinthians 6:6 In purity understand, patience and Kindness in the Holy Spirit and in sincere love.
Colossians 3:12 Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, Kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
So to act in a kind manner, I/we need to be affectionate, compassionate, helpful and gentle.
Selah..... To be continued.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
I looked up patient in Webster Dictionary and it says - *Bearing pains or trials calmly or without complaint. *Steadfast despite Opposition, difficulty, or adversity. Sounds like what Jesus did don't you think.
Psalm 40:1 I waited patiently for the Lord and He inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
James 1:4 But let Patience have it's perfect work that you may be perfect and complete lacking nothing.
Psalm 27:14 Wait on the Lord be of good courage and He shall strengthen then heart , wait I say on the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 5:14 And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage those who are timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone.
So if part of walking in Love is being patient, then I/we must learn to wait, bearing any pains, and any suffering without complaint. Selah.....