Is this not the ultimate display of kindness, love in action?
PS… I just love all the little things God’s enables. For example, when I went to grab this verse, which I know by heart but want to make sure it’s perfect, my Bible was already open to it.
PSS… It’s a beautiful fall day here in Indiana. As the sun rises on this Sunday morning with wind rustling through the this seasons glorious fall foliage, you can feel God’s love and can’t but help see a glimpse of His glory.
PSSS…Yet, all is not perfect. Life is hard, the trees are slowly dropping their majestic leaves, winter is coming, dark is earlier…yet God is good and Spring is around the corner!
God is both kind in love and severe in justice. He can do that because He is God of all. He is omniscient, we of course are not.
Paul knows very well and shares his inspired insight here on how we are to live in love. What an amazing dichotomy the Christian life is.
In our flesh, this command is impossible but in the Spirit, all possible. It starts with striving to have a full perspective of the situation – from God’s, the other person’s and yourself.
We are called not to ‘judge’ a person’s motivations, their salvation, their issues, their manifest but we are called to ‘discern’. They are similar but different. What we are always called to do is LOVE. Sometimes love is soft as a rose pedal and sometimes hard as a granite but it always looks out for God’s and the other person’s best interest and kind and peaceful as possible.
What say you? Please share your pondering here.