Guide to a Joyful Home
Tip of the Day:
Charity (love) suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up. 1 Corinthian 13:4
Is your Christian love showing? Are you long-suffering to those around you? It’s human nature to be irritated when things doesn’t go our way, and even more so when we feel we have been wronged. Though really that’s selfishness. Pure love is putting others before self. Now I am not saying we should not stand up for ourselves when appropriate. However, we should be ready to forgive. If you spend most of your time being irritated and aggravated at those around you, is that showing Christian love, or bring joy to others?
Love is not jealous. Jealousy is an unhappy or angry feeling of wanting to have what someone else has. When you allow jealousy in your heart, it can harm your relationship with others. Moreover, it will harm your relationship with God. In essence, you are saying God doesn’t know what is best for me. He didn’t bless me enough. Jealousy is sin. Don’t allow it in your heart.
Love vaunteth not itself, it’s not puffed up. If you do something for someone else to make their life easier. Refrain from going around bragging about it. Bragging about what you do for others to gain recognition and praise, then that will be your reward. On the other hand, helping someone to bring glory to God will lay crowns up for you in heaven to lay at Jesus’ feet. God will bless what is done in secret.