LOVE DOES NOT BOAST
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
1 Corinthians 13:4 NIV
In life most of the times we like to brag on what we possess or achieved in life. I am writing this while being guilty in this area too! We all have some degree of show off mentality. We like to be seen as successful people and hence we tend to advertise to people what we have.
We are living in a Social Media era where everyone is trying to prove that he/she is successful to the world. Some have gone great length in this and lied about their lives that they may impress the crowds of their followers. In the Church we have people from different walks of life. Some are successful while others are still struggling to put food on the table.
There are some getting daily food is a miracle while others are beyond that; and trust God for bigger things. It doesn't matter what stage you are in life; but you are not called to boast. God has given us richly all things to enjoy. He has given us a certain access of materials things than others that you may use them to bless those who don't have.
This morning, I want you to know God has given you good things that you may share with others. All what you have, the fat bank account, that luxury car, that big house and education is for the profit of the body of Christ. God didn't intend all of those blessings to be used by you alone. He wanted all people in your circle of influence to benefit from what you have.
Don't be selfish, learn to share. There are some people who will not appreciate your heart of love; but keep sharing with them where you can. You are doing it for God, one day you will come to understand that it was not about them. It was all along about Jesus, you were doing for God and God will reward you for that. We shall continue with this Series of Love according to 1 Corinthians 13 tomorrow if God wishes, God bless You!
Pray this prayer with me by faith and God is going to answer your prayer....
Dear Heavenly Father, I thank You for your word. Help me to be humble in all of my dealings in life and know that You are the one who has given me all things that I may enjoy. In Jesus' Name, Amen.