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Class 10: How To Love!


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Part 4: God's Word-picture of love

(This is part 4 of 10 parts in this class)


Apostle Paul describes exactly what the love of God in our hearts does for us and in us when we yield to it in our lives. His writing in 1 Corinthians 13 is the Holy Spirit's own word-picture of God's love at work.


Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, It is not conceited; it is not rude and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God's love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it (it pays no attention to a suffered wrong). It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything (without weakening). Love never fails.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8a - Amplified Bible


This Holy Spirit word-picture is the best indicator I know of how well I'm walking in God's love. When I want to check on my progress in love I make a comparison of my life with this word. This is what you should do too.

God's love - given free-reign in a human life - is so powerful! It affects change in every area of human existence and very particularly in the area of social relationships. Imagine, God's love in us will cause us to pay no attention to present suffered wrongs while dropping all resentments for wrongs already suffered.