“LOVE has patience, is kind; LOVE is NOT ENVIOUS, is NOT VAIN, is NOT PUFFED UP; DOES NOT BEHAVE UNSEEMLY, DOES NOT SEEK HER OWN, is NOT EASILY PROVOKED, THINKS NO EVIL.” ~ I Corinthians 13:4-5
Throughout the Bible’s “Love Chapter” of I Corinthians God goes to great length to explain how and what TRUE LOVE looks, sounds and acts like. How interesting that the Lord begins verse four describing LOVE as “kind” but then, immediately contrasting it with a list of “unkind” attributes that might readily identify one as NOT being loving: envy, vanity, prideful, arrogant, demanding, insensitive and finally – judgmental of others!
Is your love for others kind or not today? Can you say with a level of certainty that you are loving those whom might have been the source of pain and suffering in your life?
As Christians, the “Law of Kindness” should be so evident in our conduct toward one another that even those on the “outside” might be compelled to know how we have come to possess so great a heart for others – even showing of compassion toward our enemies!
Finally, the Word reminds us that:
“No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwells in us, and His love is perfected in us.” ~ I John 4:12