What love looks like…
Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor,serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
- Real love is committed. “Be devoted to one another in brotherly love.” We should love one another as if we are related.
- Real love is putting others first. “Honor one another above yourselves.” The word “honor” means to treat someone or something as valuable or precious.
- Real love is patient. Vs. 11-12 gives us four imperatives that call us to patience. We should use all our resources not to give up on our Christian brothers and sisters.
- Real love combines feeling with action. Look at vs. 13 and 15.