Listen, my beloved brothers and sisters: has not God chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and [as believers to be] heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him? But you [in contrast] have dishonored the poor man. Is it not the rich who oppress and exploit you, and personally drag you into the courts of law? Do they not blaspheme the precious name [of Christ] by which you are called?
This passage hit me hard today. Or was it yesterday? That’s mom life, when you can’t keep track of what day your on, what you did this morning… or five minutes ago…
I was convicted.
How many times do we judge the poor? Or go the opposite direction when someone comes into church smelly or dirty.
And yet when the rich come Continue reading “Love the Poor”
As Valentine’s Day is coming tomorrow I thought it fitting to feature something hopefully we will all be celebrating in one way or another…
This won’t be a lovey dovey read, beware, if you are looking for gift ideas for your sweetheart you won’t find it here. Actually this is probably one of the least Valentine’s Day posts you might read this week – but maybe one of the more important ones.
Most of us know 1 Corinthians 13 as the love chapter. If you have never read the chapter, I encourage you to do so, I have included it at the end of this post.
Today I’m going to focus on one particular section of this chapter. I’m going to get a bit real with you, and share a bit of my journey.
Verse 5 of 1 Corinthians 13 says love “does not seek its own”.
This is something my husband and I discovered very early on in our marriage. That if I served him, if I found ways to bless him, and him me, then somehow we would both be looked after. My husband modelled this first, I believe. It was easy for me to follow his lead.
When we stop looking at how we are being treated but rather how we are treating, how we are blessing, how we are serving those we love then we have a perspective shift Continue reading “Love Does Not Seek It’s Own”