1 Corinthians 13:5 Love 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.
The subject of walking in the God-kind of love is so important--and so overlooked by Christians--that we're going to take some extra time examining it.
"Love takes no account of the evil done to it." This has to be the God-kind of love, because we were enemies of God, and God didn't take account of the evil we had done to Him. He sent Jesus to redeem us. He loved us while we were yet sinners.
"Love pays no attention to a suffered wrong." We might just as well admit it--there aren't too many people walking in God's love, even though they have it! No, they're walking in natural human love, and they surely pay attention to a suffered wrong! They get huffy about it. A husband and wife, both Christians, will become angry and won't speak to each other because of some wrong that one of them suffered. Christians will leave a church or not work in their own church, they get mad at the pastor, or another person in the church, they don't show up for cell groups etc.
Can't you see how it would straighten things out in the home, the church, and the nation for people to become children of God, get the love of God in them, and then live in the family of God as children of God?
Confession: I am a love person. I am not touchy. I am not fretful. I am not resentful. I take no account of the evil done to me. I pay no attention to a suffered wrong.
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Pastor Larry Smoot is Senior Pastor of Church on the Rock in Stafford County, Virginia.