1 Corinthians 13 is the picture of Love. One of my favorite verses says, “Love is kind“. He doesn’t say love is sometimes kind, or once in a while kind. The Apostle simply says that Love’s nature is kind. It is so because God is Love. It’s nature is His nature, as He is, so is Love.
That doesn’t mean Love is always on top of the world. When Christ’s back was split open as blood poured out with every heartbeat, Love was kind. Even prior to that, when He took chords and drove the money changers out of the Temple, Love was kind.
When He sent Adam and Eve out of the Garden, Love was kind. You see, He could have killed them, then and there, but He didn’t. He had a kind plan to save them in mind.
When the money changers were forced out, it was because He loved His people enough to return His house back into a place of prayer.Think about it, an unkind God would have left them there. He was even kind to the money changers. He drove them out, but He cursed the fig tree. They were given an opportunity to come back in the right way. The fig tree withered away.
I said that to say this, as Love is consistently kind, it is continually consistent. Every attribute of Love is constantly present in every interaction with it. You may say, “People’s love hasn’t always been consistent with me.”
My response would be, that’s true, “They were not consistent.” The problem is not their love, the problem was themselves. How often have we made the same mistake? We’re tired, so we don’t do what we did when we were dating. Valentina’s day used to be an event, now it’s a day on the calendar.
I’m not saying you should spend the same amount that you did back then. I am saying that it should be approached with the same enthusiasm. If we made our spouse feel special,when we were really just acquaintances, how much more when we’re two halves of a lifelong partnership?
It’s not just a holiday in February that I’m referring too though. It should be a lifelong 365 day consistent treatment of the ones we care about.
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
He didn’t specify a time period, or if we feel like it, He merely said we would love. Love is _______.
Whatever we expect to receive from that statement, we should work to faithfully contribute to its state or existence. I see areas in my life that I need to work on, but with God’s help, I intend to intentionally and consistently mirror my God and His Love.
With that being said, Happy Early Valentine’s Day Ashley, I love you!