So love is more than how we deal with our relationships with those close and dear to us. Love is not just a word we say but an attitude we have toward others. This scripture begins with “Love is patient.” Only a few of us get past the first statement or characteristic. As we go through each verse, we all have to examine our lives to see if we are living up to the letter written by Paul to all Christians.
One way to do this is to replace the word “love” with your name. Therefore, instead of Love is patient, it becomes Jack is patient or Jill is patient and so on. As we look to Valentine’s Day, remember to show love to those you love by sending those flowers, candy, heart-shaped chocolates and strawberries and jewelry to our Valentines. But more importantly, we should fill our hearts with what love does and does not do, based on 1 Corinthians 13.
The Bible says God demonstrates his love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. To be able to reflect love we must look to Christ, the One who is patient, kind and good to us. As we follow the example of Christ we will produce the characteristics of love.
I just want to finish up with something we can all do during the month of February, which is so cool, and that shows our devotion to God. In the midst of our busy lives, we can spend some time reading the book of Matthew in February. Matthew has 28 chapters so a chapter a day will do your heart and soul a world of good.
Peace and Blessings,