This photograph is by Charlie Burnell.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Gathering in Christ
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself; is not puffed up; does not behave rudely; does not seek its own; is not provoked; thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity; but rejoices in the truth; bears all things; believes all things; hopes all things; endures all things.
We see the humor of our heavenly Father in the way He brings around us the type of people who are to us what we have been to Him; now He will watch how we behave to them. How did Jesus treat us? With infinite patience, with amplitude of forgiveness and generosity. Then He says we are to treat them in the same way. “But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”
Excerpts from Oswald Chambers
Daily Devotional Bible, Reading 246 (9/3)
From The Place of Help