Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Labor of Love
“By this shall all [men] know that you are My disciples, if you love one another [if you keep on showing love among yourselves]." (John 13:35)
Not just any kind of love but the supernatural love of God that is in us described in 1 Corinthians 13...
The love that endures long and is patient with each other. The love that is kind and compassionate. The love that is not envious nor jealous. It is not boastful or rude, it does not display itself in vain, it is not conceited or arrogant and inflated with pride. God's love in us does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking but yet puts others needs before its own. It is not resentful of provoked; it takes no account of the evil done to it and pays no attention to wrongs . It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail. Love that bears up under anything and everything that comes. It is love that is ever ready to believe the best of every person, it hopes under all circumstances, and it endures everything without weakening. This love never fails!
This is the love we ought to love each other with and this is love the world so desperate needs! Let your light and love shine before men so that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven!