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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Love is Not Rude
Have you ever seen ABC's Full House? It was a
half-hour sitcom in the 1990's. There was this one young character,
Stephanie Tanner, who had a two-word phrase that she used often when referring
to other people.
watch and listen...
I have been thinking, observing, and experiencing the rudeness of
other people in my path as well as in my life lately. Maybe, I should
begin saying to them, "How Rude!" Do you think they would get
the point? Perhaps. Probably not though.
remember a specific part in scripture where it mentions that kind of
inappropriate and unrighteous behavior.
up with this scripture reference now.
"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. Love never
fails." (1 Corinthians 13:4-8, NKJV)
specifically notice verse 5 of that part of scripture? "does not
behave rudely..." (v5)
Love does not behave rudely. It is not rude.
many people in this world who are downright rude and inconsiderate of other
people. They only think of themselves. They are just selfish
and self-centered people. They are not loving people.
tells us in His word---The Holy Bible---the way we should think of others.
He talks about the appropriate and righteous behavior of His legitimate
each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests
of others." (Philippians 2:4, NKJV)
We are not
supposed to look and act like the rest of the world. We are to think of
others which means not being selfish, self-centered, nor ultimately rude or
inconsiderate of other people.
begin getting their minds off of themselves and onto other people, then it will
be a much better world. It also helps out the individuals.
Jesus is the
ultimate example for all of us. He thought of others. He considered
people. He helped them. He didn't hurt them by being rude, selfish,
self-centered, nor inconsiderate of them.
He loved them. He spoke the truth
to people. (See John 8:2-11)
How can we
be more like Jesus? How can we help other people? What is one task we
can do for someone else?
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