Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love. I Corinthians 16:13, 14 NKJV

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Love With All Your Heart.....series chapter 8

Love with all your Heart

Linda Driver


Love gives up its rights:

Love is not provoked or incensed to anger

Nothing seemed to go right for Joan; at least it seemed that she was always upset about something. Joan was a crusader, and she always had a cause for which she was contending. She knew her rights, and she was out to protect them. It seemed that someone was always crossing her. And so she was always having to put someone in their place and set things right. Because she was hyperactive, no one else could ever be fast enough or efficient enough for her. When she was inconvenienced and thwarted from her pursuits by anyone, she flew into a rage.
Then one day Joan came face to face with the claims of God's love as found in the Bible: not provoked.
 1 Corinthians 13:5
The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger, And his glory is to overlook a transgression.    Proverbs 19:11
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret--it only causes harm.
Psalm 37:8
    A wrathful man stirs up strife, But he who is slow to anger allays contention. 
 Proverbs 15:18
    Do not hasten in your spirit to be angry, For anger rests in the bosom of fools.
 Ecclesiastes 7:9
    Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. 
Ephesians 4:31
    But now you yourselves are to put off all these:
anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth. 
 Colossians 3:8
Love is always calm, never getting annoyed and irritated under any circumstances.
Love is at peace with all those around and subdues anger and wrath.
When things don't go according to schedule, when unexpected delays and interruptions occur, love will keep one calm and gentle, and one's heart will experience peace even when all around are upset, impatient and annoyed.
Love never flies into a rage.
Love does not strive or contend for its rights.
When people are slow, inconsiderate, annoying, rude, or cruel, love keeps an ever patient attitude toward them, never becoming short, angry, or riled up.

1 comment:

  1. I REALLY needed to read this as I have found myself getting frustrated easily and using my words to relay it to my family. Thank you for reminding me what God expects from His daughter.


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