Love suffereth long, and is kind; Love envieth not; Love vaunteth not
itself, is not puffed up,
abuse...and keeps on giving. Love does not become
when others get
"rewards" for what they do...or....even if they get the
reward....WE should have gotten. Love does not say...Look at
ME....Love always tells us to LOOK AT JESUS!
Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily
provoked, thinketh no evil;
not look out for selfish interest. It always promotes others before
It does not try to get even...even if attacked time and time again...but we
can notice that it is not EASILY provoked...so there may be a time in which
enough is enough...and when GOD says...enough...we had better listen.
Love does not think bad about others...even if we see a friend coming out of
a bar...we do not think they were getting
drunk...we look for a possible
reason for what we think we saw...perhaps using the phone?
It does not think for a moment that because a man and woman not married to
each other are seen eating together that it is a "date" but there
may be good reasons for it...nor does it think evil in so many other
situations that the
would suggest. It will not even think of
Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
the truth may hurt, love rejoices and wants to hear it. Often those that do
think evil of others may be trying to justify their behavior...they may be
to something they want to see as worse..."I'm not so
bad...look at what so and so did...."
Well my friend, we need to compare our life to only ONE....JESUS...NOW how
do we stack up????
Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all
under the weight of false accusations after false
It will not falter even if others project their own wrong behavior on them
nor will they think less of those who do, but love will look beyond the
fault of those that do and see their need....It
the best about
Love never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail;
whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it
shall vanish away.
that will think they can say "I told you so" will find out they
are wrong. Often what we predict about others will be proven wrong...that man
we saw coming out of that bar...the one we told everyone about was using the
phone to call his wife to say he would be late...the woman hugging that man
was only hugging her brother....but LOVE will always prevail...ALWAYS!
For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
All of us
are given limited knowledge...lets leave the rest to HIM!
But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be
perfect, and perfect love casts out all fear. When we are able to
LOVE...UNCONDITIONALLY...we can set aside these petty things.
When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought
as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
Most of our
petty problems stem from childish games...games like "If you do not
play the game MY way...I am going to take my ball and go home!"
Is it not time to put away these childish things?
For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in
part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
will really know what our choice to really LOVE...to care without thinking of
what we can get in return will mean....Will YOU hear someone come to you and
say...Thank you for giving to the LORD...I was a life that was changed....or
will we hear "If you only cared about me enough not to have
driven me away when I pushed you away because I was afraid of rejection...I
would not be in this
place now... http://www.shatterdmen.com/Rejection.htm
And now abideth faith, hope, Love, these three; but the greatest of
these is Love.
God so loved the world that HE gave His only begotten Son that whosoever
in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life!