What We Tell Each Other

1 Corinthians 13:4-7
"Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things."

This is a table of love. To partake rightly of this feast there must be love in our hearts toward God and toward His people. God has been patient, kind and long-suffering with us in Christ. We must be so with one another. We put away with petty squabbles and grievances with that person in the church who irritates us. We repent to the one we have hurt. We forgive quickly, looking to Jesus who forgives more in ourselves. Love keeps no record of wrongs, doesn’t retaliate with rudeness, seeking its own, is not provoked and thinking always about how they’ve hurt you, telling others about it.

We have other things to tell to one another. How the Lord has worked in our life to glorify Himself and show us His glory. How He teach and grow us through the trials and joys of life. As the Psalm says, the Lord has done great things for us, and we are glad.


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