16. Love Like You Love
Verse Of The Day: May 16
1 Corinthians 13:6-7 NLT
“It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance."
Years ago I was playing backyard football and one of my friends slipped and fell over. Everyone laughed because it looked funny but he reacted and said "Love doesn't rejoice at your brother's failures!"
It was a bit extreme but the point came across strong because it's not right to make a celebration out of someone else's misfortune. Any normal person may have just laughed at themselves too but I have never forgotten this moment.
Love never rejoices at the pain of others. It does not make the most of someone in a lowly situation. It doesn't take advantage of others.
Love rejoices with truth telling. It is stoked when other people win. Love is happiest when life works best for others.
This is why a person filled with God's love is the best person to be around. This is the person that is truly filled with life and behaves in a way where everyone wants to be their friend.
How much does love occupy my heart for others?
God, help me love others like You love me. Fill my heart with Your compassion. Break my heart with the things that break Your heart. Show me what You feel when things go wrong so that I can bring Your kindness to situations all around me.