How Do YOU Love?
1 Peter 4:8 (AMP) Above all, have fervent and unfailing love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins [it overlooks unkindness and unselfishly seeks the best for others].
When I think of unfailing love, I always envision the love of Jesus. He lived to serve others, help others and showed them who He was, the Light of the World. He never walked in hatred, yet knew how to love those who were deep in sin. He did not condemn others, rather, He loved them enough to show them the righteous path - the way to eternity. He knew His Father and walked in obedience. Even though we were sinners, He still chose to die for us. His love covers a multitude of sin. This is amazing grace! Through His sacrifice though, we are asked to love the same way - with an unfailing love, love that covers sin and doesn't expose the faults of others. This love believes the best in others not the worst. This love will see an addict, a gossip, an abuser and a murderer and still believe the best for them. That their latter days will be greater than their former days. This love believes that their future holds change - a better way to live - rather than destroying self or others because of the pain of their past, Jesus has healing for them. It's there - but they have to receive it. They have to make the choice to change and to love. It may begin with learning how to love yourself so you can love others. Not a prideful or conceited love but a confident view of who you are in Christ! He is everything and has equipped us to do so much more with our short time on earth. So the question remains: how do you love?
Job 8:7 (AMP) Though your beginning was insignificant, yet your end will greatly increase.
Ephesians 4:2-4 (TPT) With tender humility and quiet patience, always demonstrate gentleness and generous love toward one another, especially toward those who may try your patience. Be faithful to guard the sweet harmony of the Holy Spirit among you in the bonds of peace, being one body and one spirit, as you were all called into the same glorious hope of divine destiny.