Failing in Love

Re:Verse reading–1 Corinthians 13 (day seven)

There is a line from Luke’s account of the Beatitudes that has plagued me this week.  Luke 6:32 says this: If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them.

Sometimes I struggle to love those who love me. There are days when I cannot even live up to the world’s standard of love when I am impatient, unkind, and/or provoked by those who have cared for me deeply.  What does that say about me on those days of seeking my own even at the expense of people who love me?

If nothing else it is evidence that I am a fragile flailing human in need of God’s constant grace, and even when I do not deserve that grace God still loves me.  God is showing me every day how to live out 1 Corinthians 13 by His perfect patience with me.

Author: Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson is Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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