Love is patient love is kind bible verse–
1 Corinthians 13 : 4
” Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.”
Love- How you show it
Essentially, it means your Love towards God and universal love you show your mankind. In Matthew 5:44 Jesus says Love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you. So, Jesus wanted you to forgive whatever things people would do to hurt you and pray for them.
If you see someone begging on the street you give him a quarter or a dollar. By doing that you show your kindness and love towards him. Likewise, when you see someone starving and without shelter, you give him clothes, meals and place to live or direct him or her to a government run shelter. This is a show of love.
And then you visit him to see if he is doing alright. And sometimes your relative is in need. Need emergency cash for an urgent surgery and not covered by the government plan. You contact friends and relatives to see if you could gather some money. An act of love.
This s as in Matthew 19 :19 “Love your neighbor as yourself” This is how you show your Love to your neighbor. Who is your neighbor ? It is your co-worker at work, your next door neighbor, your classmate, your prayer partner at church and so on. You ought to think of your neighbor’s life as yours. If your neighbor in trouble you must go out of your way to help him, protect him.
In John 13 : 34 Jesus said, “Love one another as I have loved you, so you must love one another.” Then people will know you are a disciple. You show universal love when people suffer in earthquakes, famines, wildfire, hurricanes. It could be devastating and most do not recover from such a calamity. It is your duty help them at least financially f you can not be physically present to help.
You see someone injured in a roadside accident in a remote area, and the ambulance could take hours to reach the location. So you should change your plans and take the injured to the nearby hospital in your car.
And you see your neighbors house in flames, you must call 911 and ask for help, and if safe try to save lives. These are characters common in Christians. Your spirit tells you to act in time to save lives.
One of the best things you can do in life is to help sick kids. In some cities there are specific hospitals that cater to sick kids. Make a donation, big or small whenever you get a chance. In some poor third world countries, there are many poor sick kids in need of a kidney transfer, liver transfer and heart transplant. But due to lack of funds they die.
We must ensure that we help in whatever way we can. Many kids in these countries die of malnutrition. And they have no basic education, clothes and food. Though there are many NGO’s helping them, it is not adequate. Get into a program like Red cross and donate regularly.
Love your family-
You must not forget to help your siblings and especially when your parents are old. Sending them to a retirement home is not the answer. If you really love them, you must look after them till you are unable to handle it. And help them financially when they have a limited income. Take them out whenever you can. Talk to them. Do not neglect them in their old age. You need to return the love they showed you when young.
Help your siblings, help them with their studies. If your parents are old, help, guide your siblings in the right path.
You need to think one day you could be in their shoes, helpless. Take responsibility for the family when your parents are old and feeble. Ephesians 4 : 32 says be kind and compassionate.
In College, I knew a friend who sponsored his entire family to USA from India, while working part-time at the College cafeteria. His father had died and he had to take sole responsibility of the family. His mother
John 15 : 13 ” Great love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for friends.” You come across opportunities to help save someone’s life. You may be asked to donate a kidney, blood, bone marrow transfusion . If you could do it, God will hold you in high esteem. Sometimes, you might come across a situation, where you see someone drowning in a lake, you rush to his or her aid, and save his life.
That is an illustration of laying down your life. In another instance, you will see an elderly person, is about to get knocked down by a truck of car, while crossing the road. You rush and stop it from happening and save his life.
In 1 John 3 : 10 –“Anyone who do what is right is not a child of God ; neither is anyone who does not love his brother”
How do you love your brother, again you must take care of your brother, and it does not have to a member of your family. It can be your neighbor, friend or relative. You must love them all.
Love begins with God. As he loved us first. And if God is love, we must have the spirit of love among us, coming down from the first man created, Adam, and to be born again after crucifixion of Jesus who took or sins away, to a new life full of love.
*Love patient love kind bible verse-is about showing the supreme love to all.
1John 4 : 7 “..let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God. Whosoever does not love, does not know God, because GOD is LOVE.
This is how God showed his love, by sending his only begotten son into the world and die for our sins, and that we might live through him and to everlasting life. Amen.
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