I’m back with another quiet time post for you all! So sit back, open up your Bibles or your Bible app if you have it, and let’s get into it this morning. Today’s sermon focuses on the topic of prioritizing God’s love. The scriptures to read are:
- 1 Cor. 13: 1- the Verse of the Day
- Matt. 22: 40
- 1 Cor. 12-14
- 1 John 4:8
If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
–1 Corinthians 13:1 NASB
THE READING: The lesson starts off saying that Jesus says that love for God and your neighbor are the most important commandments on them the Law and Prophet depend. In 1 Corinthians 13, the love described is based on the love of our Creator Himself, which is NEVER anything other than perfect. Then, the sermon goes on to say that God’s love is ALWAYS kind, patient, truthful, and so on, and that it demonstrates these characteristics flawlessly. Our attempts to love in this manner never measure up. We do not make love the priority it should be. We often ignore Love and use our gifts destructively in the body of Christ, and that jealousy consumes us and we continually put ourselves ahead of others.
MY FINDINGS & UNDERSTANDING: This part stuck out to me because I’m that person who is kind-hearted, and if I see that you are good and have good intentions, I can call you my friend. When I was younger, that was the case for everyone I came across with in high school. Senior year, I realized the harsh reality that everyone is not meant to be your friend. I was bullied, and constantly taken advantage of, and was soft-spoken because I kept this belief ever since I was little. My parents tried to protect me from certain kids that they saw take advantage of me by reminding me that there are friends for a reason and there are friends for a season. Now, I have a small circle of friends because I’ve been hurt so much throughout my childhood, even early adulthood, my past relationship got to a point where I felt like I was putting in all the effort and getting nothing back in return. All these events led me to develop trust issues, I now sit back and watch peoples’ actions and determine from there if they are good people to be around.
We have moments where there are interesting people that cause us to look at them a little sideways. Did I say that right? It’s the truth, whether it’s work, school, even that one family member that you can’t stand or you have to keep an eye on them when they come over. Other times, we become jealous when we see others doing better than we’re doing. I’ll admit, that’s how I get caught up in the comparison game, because I get a little green with envy when I see someone moving further up the ladder in life than me. But, I have to stop and think, why am I acting this way? I’m a Christian, we’re not supposed to think or act this way. But it all goes back to being human and having humility. Ok, seriously, did I say that part right? If not, please let me know.
CONCLUSION: To sum everything up, if we do not make love a top priority in our lives, then we’re not acting like Christians. That’s something I definitely need to work on and include in my Godly goals for living a Godly life.
I hope you all enjoyed this morning’s quiet time with me. I’m trying my best to learn more about God, and reading the Word, and I hope I’m inspiring you all to do the same. I’m still learning so it’s important for you to do the reading on your own, you may get different insight on the readings than I did. If so, please feel free to share those findings with me and with other readers so that they can be inspired too.
Until next time…