Devo number 3

28 07 2010

What’s in love?

The definition of love in the dictionary is a strong liking or affection for someone or something. Now that is a very vague description of love, but the bible describes love in a much deeper way. In 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 it says “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always perseveres. Love never fails.”

Now there are many different types of love but they all should have the characteristics described in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8.

©     There’s love for your family

©     There’s love for you friends

©     And there’s the love God tells us to have for our enemies and our neighbors in Leviticus 19:18. “You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

©     There is also love for your spouse

©     Last and most important is God’s love. Which is never failing and it is the love we should be seeking the most.

It’s really hard to keep all of the things love is supposed to be in mind when you think of all the different people you love. Like with your siblings, you know you love them but it’s hard not to fight every once in a while.  Or with your friends, lots of times when one of them hurts us, we tend to keep track and hold it against them. Holding it against them is the same thing as keeping track of wrong doings.  Just keep the characteristics of love in mind next time your about to fight with your sibling, friend, boyfriend or girlfriend, your parents or even people you don’t like. We’re supposed to love them all with the love described in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8.

Arielle

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