Message of the Day: Love Rules
“Love does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” (1 Corinthians 13:6-7, NKJV)
Paul describes some of the qualities of love. Chief of these is that it thinks of others, not of self. Love is patient, kind, humble, forgiving, self-controlled and always thoughtful of the feelings of others. It is not boastful, bad mannered, and resentful or irritable. (13:4-5).
At the same time it upholds God’s standards of righteousness, always rejoicing in what is true and never in what is wrong. It is trusting and persevering, and always looks positively to the ultimate fulfilment of God’s purposes. (13:6-7).
Love gives us the ability to dispose not to notice the errors and faults of others or to revenge. Those who love always see the good motives in the actions of others, that they intend no injury. They believe that what is done is done consistently with friendship, good feeling, and virtue. They rejoice in the happiness and virtue of others, and will not believe the contrary. They hope that all will turn out well, and bears up, sustains, and does not complain. Love rules at every aspect of life.
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