Meditating on 1 Cor. 13 this morning as I work on memorizing it; it seems I have taken this chapter for granted. This is the crux of the obedience required by the law and the gospel!! It is a snapshot, if you will, of the character of Christ!
This phrase is really giving me some food for thought, “Charity suffereth long, and is kind…” (vs 4). What does that look like in my day? Do I suffer and remain kind, being irritated by someone doing things that annoy me? or do I feel justified to express my irritation? I need to keep this one phrase in my heart today.
And, how much have I caused Jesus to suffer?…and He’s still kind to me…See what I mean? This chapter is the gospel unfolded, lived out, demonstrated. God help us to look higher than ourselves!