“And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
I Corinthians 13:13 NKJV
And a Praise break goes right here … yes now abide faith, hope and love but the greatest is love … that will preach all by itself.
Have you ever went to God and pointed the finger at what someone else did to justify your behavior? It’s like believing that God will take your word over someone else’s. It’s like forgetting God is omnipresent and already aware of the facts and the choice you made. It’s like telling God on somebody .. that’s funny to me but also very real. As humans, we often try to understand our own behavior in relation to what others said or did. We can’t live like this as Christians.
Jesus asks us to turn the other cheek. God reminds us vengeance is his. God reminds us he gives us free will so we can choose to behave respectfully even when being disrespected.
A life lesson I learned the hard way. One day in my communication with God I was reminding him why I did what I did. I was pointing my finger at someone else. Guess what? Yup you got it, he did not address the person at the other end of my finger but he began to address the three fingers pointing back at me.
God reminded me that those three fingers represent Faith, Hope and Love. If I keep the faith and remain hopeful in Christ that Love will will heal all the broken places in me. Love will allow me to show patience, love will allow me to be understanding and compassionate. Love will hold my tongue even when I feel persecuted, love will guide me to truth and peace.
Today I choose the walk of Faith.
“knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.”
James 1:3-6 NKJV