It’s Summertime, Are You Hot on God’s Love Thermometer?
By: Michael F. Haverluck with Believe.com
Are you a loving person? Most of us would quickly give ourselves a thumbs-up … but is God as easily convinced?
One quick way to answer this question is to look at God’s love thermometer, laid out by the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. Compared to the Hollywood portrayal of love on the big screen, the love to which God calls us is much different.
Let’s take a look at one of the most transparent views into our own hearts:
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy. It does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails … — 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (NIV)
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