Remember Your Faults – September 20, 2016
1 Corinthians 13:4, Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Sunday at Cottonwood Creek, I began a new teaching series titled ‘Relationship Goals God’s Way. My guess, if you are like many others, you have a relationship or two that is struggling.
Sunday, we looked at relationships God’s way through the eyes of love.
Paul says there are certain properties about love that concern others. Love is patient and kind towards others, not given over to jealousy. The well-being of others is true love’s primary focus, and it does not keep record of wrongs. For instance, within the context of a marriage relationship, a man who loves his spouse will treat her with kindness, no matter the extent of her perceived faults. Similarly, those driven by love will not be given over to jealousy because true, biblical love is not self-centered.
In your relationships today, show kindness, regardless of the faults involved. Remember, the best way to overlook the faults in others is to remember that you have many faults of your own.
Think about that and have a blessed day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D