Love is action, not reaction.
Love is accepting, not rejecting.
Love is rejoicing, not voicing.
Love is seeking, not leaving.
Love is praising, not star gazing when the one you love needs you.
Yes, as 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7 says, Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices in the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
If we profess to have this love but others never see or experience it, do we really love? And if we do love and the one we loved doesn’t know it, have we diluted ourselves, or is Messiah telling us that this love isn’t approved by God?
Since the greatest relational command Jesus gave His disciples was to love one another, and follow the Lord as they did, be sure that your answer is one you are prepared to live with and die for. For at the end of this age no one will have the opportunity to do what they left undone or mend the bleeding heart of one in need. So, do today what must be done, then rest for tomorrows dawn will most likely bring another test.
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