December 29, 2020
Charity Never Fails
Jesus had once told His disciples that the way to know if you are a disciple of Him is if you have a love for one another. Those who truly love God and His Word will love those despite the wrong that might be done to them. When Jesus was hanging on the cross after being tortured, rejected, and mocked by those who He was giving His life for, He cried out to the Father and said, "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do." Jesus looked past the wrong being done to Him and loved them as much as He loves you. We need to have compassion like Christ and show charity to everyone, but this can only be possible because of Christ living in us, and His love flowing out of us. We all make mistakes and shamefully say and do things that we later on regret. We should offer that forgiveness, compassion, and charity to those who do us wrong just as much as we seek these when we've done wrong. Showing true charity to others takes humbling ourselves and seeing others through the compassionate eyes of Christ. We are all sinners who make mistakes, but it shouldn't stop us from showing the love of Christ through charity.
Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (KJV)
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