1 Cor. 13:3-7 Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut, Doesn’t have a swelled head, Doesn’t force itself on others, Isn’t always “me first,” Doesn’t fly off the handle, Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others, Doesn’t revel when others grovel, Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth, Puts up with anything, Trusts God always, Always looks for the best, Never looks back, But keeps going to the end.
Now that you’ve read what love is, let’s talk about what is not! It is not taking abuse from a person, spouse, boy/girl friend, boss, or friend. Abuse can be more than being physically hit; it can be being ignored, not having your calls returned because your opinion differs from theirs. It can be always expecting you to be the one that changes your plans to fit theirs, It is using you up and spitting you out when they get tired of you, and expecting you to come back as if nothing ever happened when they get bored!
I’m sorry I’m not available for that type of friendship. No one is important enough to take being treated as “less than” for any reason. We were created equal and I intend to remain that way!
I wonder if you have every had any of those things done to you, and then I wonder, have you ever done it to God? He answers prayers, we have protection and healing, blessings on and on, then when the first trial happens, or something goes wrong, we bail out of the friendship with God altogether! Guess what? He doesn’t like it any better than you do!
Don’t pass up an opportunity to thank God for His goodness, mercy and excellent kindness toward you, treat Him, and each other the way youwant to be treated!