Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices in TRUTH – 1 Corinthians 13:6
Updated: Jun 1
Someone in my life made a decision and I thought it was the wrong choice.
She followed through and found out her decision was wrong and it led her down a path of hardship she could have avoided.
I should have instantly showed empathy to her.
Instead my instant reaction was a prideful, “I told you so.”
After I let my pride shine I felt repentance set in.
She made a decision that is now causing hurtful consequences, she doesn’t need an “I told you so” … she needs love.
She needs encouragement to get through her brokenness and initially I failed her.
In Corinthians 13:6 Paul is describing perfect love. The kind of love God shows us as we sin against Him every day.
God doesn’t delight in our shame when we realize our mistakes.
God knows we can not love perfect like He loves but He gives us His truth to strive towards.
He gives us the Holy Spirit to feel repentance when we let our flesh have more power than His truth.
He shows us while sometimes our own love maybe weak, His love remains strong in every situation.
Living in a relationship with Christ does not suddenly stop us from being a sinner, nor more than reading God’s word enables us to live those words out perfectly.
We will fail, we will let our pride slip through.
At times we may wrongly boast in our self proclaimed righteousness.
When we recognize and repent our sin, that is a sign the Holy Spirit living in us.
Repentance is showing you are following in God’s truth.
Loving people after they are broken from sin is the way Jesus loves.
I don’t know about you, but I pray to love more like Jesus.