“Patience – ?”
1 John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
The 1st aspect Romans 13:10 Love does no harm to its neighbor
Matt 10:16 “Be wise as serpents and harmless as doves”
THIS IS A KEY TO STAYING SENSITIVE TO THE HOLY SPIRIT.
THE 2ND ASPECT Matthew 7:12… DO FOR PEOPLE WHAT YOU WANT DONE TO YOU.
IT’S NOT JUST THE GOLDEN RULE… IT’S A WAY OF LIFE
CHARACTERISTICS OF LOVE
1 Cor 13:1 If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
2 If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
3 And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.
4 Love is patient, love is kind
YOU DON’T HAVE ANYMORE FAITH THAN YOU DO PATIENCE.
PATIENCE IS DEVELOPED BY EXERCISING IT…
THE KEY IS; IF YOU WANT TO DEVELOP YOU’VE GOT TO WORK OUT.
EXERCISE IT WHEN OPPORTUNITY ARISES…
TPT “Love is large and incredibly patient.
AMP “Love endures with patience and serenity”
THE OPPOSITE WOULD BE IMPATIENT…
IMPATIENCE REVEALS SELFISHNESS…
Ex. SELFISHNESS THINKS THE WORLD REVOLVES AROUND ME.
4 Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,
TPT 4 Love is large and incredibly patient. Love is gentle and consistently kind to all. It refuses to be jealous when blessing comes to someone else. Love does not brag about one’s achievements nor inflate its own importance.
NLT 4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude
MSG 4 Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut, Doesn’t have a swelled head,