Love…does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil…(1 Corinthians 13:5)
Love’s qualities are observed in Jesus. How often he “turned the other cheek” when mistreated! Such is love in action; it does not treat others rudely – even when it is treated shamefully. To do otherwise would be to “seek its own” glory, and this love will not do. Love is utterly unselfish with its time, its energies and its prestige before others. Love refuses to be irritated or stirred to exasperation when patience runs thin. Furthermore, love will not keep a running score of wrongs against it – it “thinks no evil”. Love will not grow resentful, for to do so would nullify its goodwill and undying interest in the one it loves. God’s love is truly great, and we witness its glory in Jesus and His great love for us. Use today to follow His example of love toward those in your life, and be a blessing.