1 Corinthians 13:4-7

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7

You’ve probably heard the above verses at a wedding ceremony you’ve attended, but have you really looked at them? We should all have this kind of love for our spouses, but the truth is we’ve probably failed many times. There’s an exercise we’re often told to do by putting our names in the place of the word “love” in these verses. Does Ron suffer long? Is Ron kind? Sometimes, I suppose, but all the time? Not even close. And that’s the first set of verses!

Of course, the only one who could succeed in this name game is Jesus Himself. He is all of the above and more and it makes Him the perfect Savior for us.

If you find yourself failing in some of these areas, maybe you need a little more Jesus in your life and a little less of yourself. We’ll never be perfect, but at least we know the One who is to help us along.

Looking for more of God’s love in my life,

Pastor Ron Kitchell