BY Apostle Naomi Aderonke Egah APOSTLE of FAVOR. The QUEEN & LIONESS of GOD’S GRACE. A PRODUCT OF GOD’S MERCY.
August: Our month of FRUITFULNESS. (Double Portion)
TOPIC: UNDERSTANDING THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT! Part 3
“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God and God in him”. Through Jesus Christ, our greatest goal is to do all things in love”.
In this famous passage, the Apostle Paul described 15 characteristics of love to the believers in the church at Corinth. With deep concern for the unity of the church, Paul focused on love between brothers and sisters in Christ:
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres. Love never fails:
Love is Patient
This kind of patient love bears with offenses and is slow to repay or punish those who offend. However, it does not imply indifference, which would ignore an offense.
Love is Kind
Kindness is similar to patience but refers to how we treat others. This kind of love may take the form of a gentle rebuke when careful discipline is needed.
To be continued… Blessings.
Prayer: Oh Lord help me to be kind and patient to everyone in Jesus mighty name. Amen.