Let’s take a look at the way love behaves. There are plenty of examples in the bible concerning the behavior of love. 1 Corinthians 13 is known as the love chapter. The Amplified translation really brings it home and makes it abundantly clear how the Christian is to behave in life.
1 Corinthians 13:4 in the Amplified Bible starts out by saying, “love endures long and is patient and kind”. Except, of course, when you get your food at the restaurant and it is not like you ordered it!
Now you can be unkind and impatient and just say anything you want to the wait staff and management because, bless God, you deserve better service than that, right? Wrong. Now is the time to walk in love.
Remember, love is not a feeling. Love is a decision, a commitment, or a way of behaving. You may be upset, but you do not have to show it. We do not have to act the way we feel. When you are really walking in love you can be pretty upset and nobody know it.
Husbands, we may have been placed as head of the house, by God, but that does not give us license to say anything we want, any way we want to say it. We must always be kind to our wives and children even when we have to bring correction. It is best to always be led by God who is love. Remember, if your wife is born again that makes God your father-in-law! Enough said.
When we criticize the pastor and his decisions we are not being kind. We can’t expect the glory of God to manifest in our church services when we have been critical of the pastor during the week.
We wonder why God didn’t show up this Sunday morning and ignore the fact that we have fussed and argued in the car all the way to church. And when we are unkind and not walking in love our protection from God goes out the window. When we fail to walk in love we step out from under the umbrella of God’s protection.
Make the quality decision right now that you are going to walk in love and be kind at all cost. The protection and provision of God are inseparable from walking in the love of God.