Ginrich's Devotional Blog

July 6, 2012

Rude

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God's Word,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:00 am
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1Corinthians 13:4-8 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. . It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. . Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails (The Holy Bible, New International Version)

Love is not rude. Have you noticed people seem to be more polite to strangers than they are to their closest loved-ones? I’m not sure why but maybe it’s because since they love us and they know we love them we don’t have to be polite. If you’re married think back to when you were dating. You were probably polite to each other. Compare it in all honesty with your most consistent actions now. There are two choices: rudeness or politeness. Politeness is doing for others what you would appreciate them doing or you. Rudeness is doing for yourself what you really know would be appreciated if you did it or others. The question is which do we choose and will we choose to be consistent in it to all, including our most loved ones? When politeness is shown to us, let us not forget the two little but very powerful words, “thank you.” These words encourage others in the practice of politeness.

July 2, 2012

Love Is Kind

Filed under: Christ,devotion,God's Word,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:31 am
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1 Corthians 13:4-8 Love is patient, love is kind, it is not envious. Love does not brag, it is not puffed up. It is not rude, it is not self-serving, it is not easily angered or resentful, It is not glad about injustice, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.  Love never ends.

Love is kind.  There are other words for kind: nice, polite, thoughtful.  Picture standing in a long line at a checkout with a cart full.  The line moved slow. Finally there is only one more before our turn.  We notice someone comes up behind us with only one or two items.  We have a choice to make.  How about sitting in a line of traffic?  Someone wants in our lane.  We have a choice to make.  How often do we use the words “thank you?”.  Sometimes we are so task oriented and in such a rush we forget our purpose in living.  Our question is are we willing to slow down and pass God’s love in the form of kindness?  The choice is always ours to make.

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