Monday, February 6, 2012

NO DARKNESS AT ALL ! (Love Feast Day#5)

1 Corinthians 13:5 (AMP)

It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God's love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong].


We are making progress!
 Love is good. Love is God. Making progress in love is a major step towards spiritual maturity. We cannot grow and flourish without love. Love is vital; we cannot live a life of faith without it.
Love is pure.

This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 1John 1:5

Darkness defined:
  • The absence or lack of light.
 There is no darkness in the Love of God. It is not tainted or corrupt. Human pride is dark. Pride is from the kingdom of darkness. There is no light in pride. Pride is destructive and full of deceptive qualities. Pride is evil and un-submissive to God; it flows from a rebellious nature.

Love is not rude. It acknowledges that you are there. Have you ever been around people who tried to act like they didn’t see you so they would not have to speak to you, well that’s rude and unmannerly. When we have respect of persons, that’s rude and unmannerly. Love is sensitive to the Holy Ghost to discern everything around it. Love values all people because all people were created by God.
Love is not selfish, always wanting things my way. It is not always pointing to me, myself and I. Love does not have to be the center of attraction every where it goes. It does not push itself to the front of the line in an effort to be seen and heard. The nature of love will always esteem others above itself. Love is never insecure in the midst of God working through others. Love will always rejoice when it sees others getting blessed.
Love is not touchy or moody, being up one day and down the next. Love does not retaliate or have a resentful attitude. Love does not worry or carry cares, it is free indeed.
Love does not rehearse the wrong/bad things that have happened to it. Love turns it head when wronged by others, it never holds a grudge. Love does not go around telling everyone, “But you don’t know what they did to me” it is uncontaminated by spiritual wounds and offences.

Love is good.
Love is God.
Love grows!

Continue to let God’s love work in you and develop in you so that you will soon look just like Jesus!


1 comment:

  1. Amen, the question is this. Everything that the above words say is love, can those same words be used to describe you? If not, let God's word get you there*