A MORE EXCELLENT WAYSep 24, 2021 2021-09-12 16:39
A MORE EXCELLENT WAY
A MORE EXCELLENT WAY
Read: 1 CORINTHIANS 13:1–13
“And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love” (1 Corinthians 13:13).
Love is not just a feeling. It is an action. It is a strategy for obtaining peace, mending broken relationships, overlooking offences, and building better relationships with others. Where words fail to bring the desired results, love will succeed.
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. – 1 Corinthians 13:4–7
Love covers a multitude of sins and answers several life issues.
When people treat you badly, if you choose to love them rather than retaliating, you are more likely to win them over. When God blesses those around you and you begin to feel envious, if you speak a kind word to them, your feelings of envy will gradually disappear. If you have the good things of life and others around you do not, loving them will prevent you from being puffed up. Love enables you to accept and relate with those who are not of the same social status as you. It helps you eschew that which is evil. Love permeates your whole being. It determines your attitude, perspectives, speech, character, and actions.
Are your relationships harmonious or constantly discordant? Relating with your spouse, colleague, friend, neighbour, or even your boss can be more rewarding if you always choose the pathway of love. “Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away” (1 Corinthians 13:8). Love is a more excellent way of relating with people.
IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye
Have you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Saviour?
Jesus says in Mathew 11:28; “come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. No matter what you’ve done or where you’ve been, this invitation is for you. Jesus is knocking at the door of your heart; all you need to do is invite Him in, by believing and receiving Him.
Are you ready? Here’s a prayer you can say right now:
Dear Lord, I acknowledge that I am a sinner in need of grace. I believe that Jesus died to set me free from my sins. Thank You Jesus for dying to save me. Please forgive me for all my sins and come into my heart. Be my Lord and Saviour. Fill me with Your Spirit and enable me to live for You from now onwards, in Jesus’ name, Amen
If you prayed this prayer, please email me at email@example.com and let me know about it. I would love to pray with you personally and send you a copy of my eBook; ‘Living the Life’ to encourage you as you begin your journey with Jesus.