REFLECTING JESUS THROUGH SCRIPTURES , Let’s take a look at “LOVE”
When you say or hear I love❤ you…
How weighty do you think it is?🤔🤔
Looking at 1Corinthians 13:4-8:
Love is patient,caring….
Something strucked my mind from the beginning of the chapter…
NIV: If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing
Now the question i asked myself was:
What will make me give all my possesion out?
What will make me surrender or give out my body out to be burned?
What else if not love?…
Then what is this LOVE?
Now lets draft a list from that verse…with the doings of Jesus:
LOVE IS PATIENT
Jesus was not quick to judge, reading John8:3-8,
What would you have done to the adulteress being the Christ[Holy and Pure]?.
What do we say to even the ones we see that are immorally dressed ,do we feel a sense of ‘I’m better off these ones’ or otherwise?
Are you as patient as Jesus or do you tend to be?
LOVE IS KIND
Kind…having a benevolent, courteous,friendly, generous, gentle, liberal,sympathetic, or warm-hearted nature or disposition, marked byconsideration for – and service to – others.
Luke 22:47-51, Jesus had the power to stop them but he kept looking at his purpose on earth and kept enduring from then.
LOVE DOES NOT ENVY:
Jesus never in any way took glory to himself.
Are you competing with that person close to you subconsciously thinking that in a way he or she is better than you?
Do a heart check.
LOVE DOES NOT BOAST:
John 5:30, Jesus will always give glory to His father,(God) in heaven.
Have you in any way thought this happened because I prayed or because I was there?
LOVE IS NOT PROUD
John 13:6- Jesus demonstrated his act of live by washing his disciples feet, he never in any way behaved bossy to them.
How do you behave to the ones you’re privileged to lead or to be ahead of?
LOVE IS NOT RUDE
Rude-Bad mannered, Luke2:52………
What do others think about you, the way you talk or even react to situations?
LOVE IS NOT SELF SEEKING
What is your motive for doing that particular thing, is it for people to notice or acknowledge your presence?, Are you trying to percolate the crowd or doing it for the the kingdom of heaven. John 3:16
Jesus coming to earth was never his will but God’s… Luke 22:42
LOVE IS NOT EASILY ANGERED
How are you working towards your anger management?, is there still something that can trigger your anger which you still react to people with? Matt 5:48