But earnestly desire the greater gifts. And I show you a still more excellent way.â€” 1Corinthians 12.31This week, I’d like you to go through a simple exercise with me. John gives us the sublime statement that “God is love.” (I John 4:8)
But, I want you to stop for a minute and take the following list of descriptions of love (taken from 1 Corinthians 13). Meditate on each sentence. Contrast it with your personal picture of what type of a person God is, along with how Jesus revealed the Father to be. And then, take the time to write down your thoughts, your questions, what this exercise reveals about your picture of the type of being God really is.
It’s a simple exercise, but some pretty phenomenal heart-level discoveries can come as a result. (The first few are easy, but, as the list goes on, it becomes pretty challenging.) Enjoy!
Love is patient.
Love is kind.
Love is not jealous.
Love does not brag.
Love is not arrogant.
Love does not act unbecomingly.
Love does not seek its own.
Love is not provoked.
Love does not keep records of wrongs suffered.
Love does not rejoice in unrighteousness.
Love rejoices with the truth.
Love bears all things.
Love believes all things.
Love hopes all things.
Love endures all things.
May God do rich things in your heart this week.
I wish you His best.