1 Corinthians 15-16 B

“Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.” 16:13

I really like this. Spiritual strength is described as exercising caution, showing faithfulness, acting mature and being loving. It’s not acting harsh, being self-seeking, putting others down or disregarding feelings.

Let all that you do be done in love. How do I fold laundry this way? How do I tell someone I need to cut them out of my life because they’re toxic, lovingly? How do I create boundaries with people? How do I, for the ten hundredth time, tell my son he cannot have a snack three minutes before dinner, with love?

Some of those things have obvious answers, but sometimes it’s not just a tone of voice, it’s a posture of the heart.

Think of a time today when you responded poorly to someone, or were doing something with selfish motives. How could you have handled it differently?

Were you putting yourself first?



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