November 13, 2019: SOAP #3632:  Job 39, 40; 1Corinthians 13, 14 Scripture:  1Corinthians (NIV) 13:4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love […]

November 13, 2019: SOAP #3632:  Job 39, 40; 1Corinthians 13, 14

Scripture:  1Corinthians (NIV) 13:4 Love is patient, loveis kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It is notrude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record ofwrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 Italways protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Observation:  Truelove is other-centered.  Self-lovedestroys.  Love works to makes us strongas we work to make others strong.  Love worksto makes us good as we work for the good of others. 

One of the laws of the harvest is that we reap what we sow.  When we sow love into the lives of those aroundus, we will reap a harvest of love. 

Application:  It is great when love flows out of a happy heart.  It is great when feelings of love fill andoverflow my heart.  But there are timeswhen love must flow contrary to feelings. The greatest love is a choice.  Itis a choice for the highest good of the other without consideration of how itaffects me.   

Prayer:  Lord, let your great love flow throughme.  My love for you motivates my lovefor others. Amen

Pastor Leon
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