1 Corinthians 13. Commonly called “The Love Chapter,” this passage of Scripture directly speaks to how we are to love those that are closest to us.
Read 1 Cor. 13:4-7:
4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
I want to invite you to do a quick activity that could really reveal something about yourself.
As you are called to take responsibility for your family, love is as essential ingredient. Reread this passage again, but this time, replace the word “love” in these verses with your name.
Out of those descriptions of love, in which areas do you thrive?
NOT TOO BAD
“Concerning loving my family, I’m pretty decent at…”
(list descriptions from these verses – ex. “being patient” or “not boasting”)
COULD USE SOME WORK
“Concerning loving my family, I need to improve my…”
(list descriptions from these verses that you need to work on)
If you would have a hard time saying truthfully that you are patient, work on that this week. If keeping a record of wrongs is something you do well, learn to forgive today. We’ve been loved much, it’s time to love others God’s way.
Travis Agnew serves as the Lead Pastor of Rocky Creek Church in Greenville, SC. His most recent book is Just (About) Married.
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