Love is…

Not Irritable

January 24, 2021

 

Love is patient, love is kind. Love does not envy, is not boastful, is not arrogant, is not rude, is not self-seeking, is not irritable, and does not keep a record of wrongs. Love finds no joy in unrighteousness but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. (1 Corinthians 13:4-8a CSB)

Everything – Love = Nothing

Hurry is a great enemy to love.

The comparison game destroys love.

…love is not irritable. (1 Corinthians 13:5 NLT)

…if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. (2 Corinthians 5:17)

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. (John 13:34)

…be transformed by the renewing of your mind… (Romans 12:2)

Love…does not keep a record of wrongs. (1 Corinthians 13:5)

“Of the Seven Deadly Sins, anger is possibly the most fun. To lick your wounds, to smack your lips over grievances long past, to roll over your tongue the prospect of bitter confrontations still to come, to savor till the last toothsome morsel both the pain you are given and the pain you are giving back—in many ways, it is a feast fit for a king. The chief drawback is that what you are wolfing down is yourself. The skeleton at the feast is you.” –Frederick Buechner

…whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. (Philippians 4:8)

…my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation… (Psalm 62:1-2)

…the wise man builds his house on the rock. (Matthew 7:24) …lead me to the rock that is higher than I. (Psalm 61:2)

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