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Weekly Devotion

August 23 2020

1 Corinthians 13:1-7

13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2 And though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains but have not love, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits nothing. 4 :eve suffers long and is kind; love does not envy, love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

John says that he loves Opal, but he doesn't show it very well. He never says "please" when he's asking for a favor. He never says "thank you when she does something nice for him." And John never says "I'm sorry," when he is wrong. He acts as if love exempts him from being kind and courteous. 

There's a lot of false messages about love in our culture. Love means you don't have to say you're sorry is one of them. All of us are wrong at times. Love really requires saying you're sorry. the Bible says love keeps no record of wrongs, but that doesn't mean we can hurt the ones we say that we love and pretend like it never happened. 

Love demands kindness. And kindness means offering common courtesies like saying "please," "thank you," and "I'm sorry." Using these simple words can and will make your life better.

Prayer: Lord help us to love as you love and care as you care. And Lord help us to see those about us that truly need to hear and know that they are loved. Amen