Sometimes we can act in a way that might make our brother or sister stumble. When Paul writes his letter to the Corinthians, he answers the question that sometimes might be hard to understand. He deals with our conscience and the people we are around. Why is one’s freedom limited by another’s conscience? The answer is love. 1 Corinthians 13:5 says this about love - “does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered.” Love does not act rude. Love is courteous and has manners. Love is not offensive to others, it is tactful and polite. These are always part of a Christian’s behavior. Love does not insist upon its rights. Love is unselfish. Love is happy in the happiness of others. Love seeks the best interests of others.
Why am I writing these things about love? The answers is, because we are family. We get things done when we are united as a family. We have no time to look for bad because we are the family of God. It is an amazing thing that happens when a family is united in love. Great things can happen.
In the period of time we are now in, dealing with corona virus issues and civil unrest issues, it is important for us to stay focused on how we act and care for people. Our priority is to serve our God. When we stay focused on being like Christ, our problems will disappear that deal with our eternity. The Bible tells us this in Philippians 4:13 “I can do all thing through Him who strengthens me.” Then we need to do it with love. I Corinthians 13:13 “But now faith, hope, love, abides these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
The song our kids sing - This little light of mine, let it shine should be the song we all sing and do, at all times. This should be our love song.