Hey guys, welcome back to my blog ♥
I’m sure we all had a wonderful time at church, and a wonderful start to the week.
Today, I’ll be dropping the second part of the three part series Loving like Christ. You can read the first part here. Please do read, enjoy, and ask the Holy Spirit to school you in the art of loving like Christ.
4. Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged.
Many times, we find ourselves flying off the handle when provoked. Yes, I understand that most times we can’t seem to help it. But if we really, really, really want to love like Christ does, we need to find how to keep our rage in check.
“Stop being angry! Turn from your rage! Do not lose your temper – it only leads to harm” – Psalm 37:8 NLT
In Psalm 37: 8, we are admonished to control our temper because if we fail to, it ultimately leads us to harm.
Most importantly, as Christians, we are to flee all appearances of evil. If you are in a situation that will lead to you getting irritated, please, please, and please, FLEE! Do not think that as a Christian you are exempted from getting angry.
Secondly, if we want to love like Christ did, we should practice forgiveness. Make it a habit to constantly forgive anyone who wrongs you.
“Even if that person wrongs you seven times a day and each time turns again and asks forgiveness, you must forgive” – Luke 17:4 NLT
I know it’s hard to forgive people when they hurt us (trust me, I know), but let’s look at it this way. How many times have you run to God to ask for forgiveness?
80, 156, 300, 1000 times?, but yet, he still forgives, how much more you? If Jesus has extravagant, never ending forgiveness towards us, then you can definitely do same.
“But if you refuse to forgive others, your father will not forgive your sins” – Matthew 6:15 NLT
If you fail to forgive others, your heavenly father will not forgive you!!! (3 exclamation marks for emphasis)
5. Love does not rejoice about injustice, but rejoices whenever the truth wins out.
If we say we have the love of Christ in us, we must constantly seek out ways to make sure things go right and justice prevails. We must not support or be party to unfair judgments or rulings. To love with the love of Christ is to be just, be true and to be fair.
Yaaay, we touched two points today, but sadly that will be all. Please do put what you have read into practice. Remember to always keep your temper in check, to forgive easily, and to seek out ways to bring justice into play.
Thank you so much to everyone who has read my posts, I love you guys.
Have a blessed week, and don’t forget to speak words of life from your tongue.
P.S – The third and final part of the three-part series will be posted next Sunday 26th, February, 2017.
With love ♥,