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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Love Test

February 15

(1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NIV)  "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. {5} It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. {6} Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. {7} It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."

In 1st Corinthians 13:4-7 we find “God’s Fifteen Point Love Test”. It’s simple and reliable. Read the verses and try to place your name wherever the word “love” or the word “it” are used. If your name is Tim, it would look like this: “Tim is patient. Tim is kind. Tim does not envy. Tim does not boast. Tim is not proud. Tim is not rude. Tim is not self-seeking. Tim is not easily angered. Tim keeps no record of wrongs. Tim does not delight in evil. Tim rejoices with the truth. Tim always protects. Tim always trusts. Tim always hopes. Tim always perseveres.” Try replacing the words “love” and “it” with your name. Wherever you can do that with integrity, you are a great and godly lover. Wherever you cannot do so, some growth is needed. Be honest with yourself. Do you need some work? All of us do. Excel in your strengths. Grow in your weak areas. Love away! -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day

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