1 Corinthians 13:4-7
“Love is patient. Love is kind. Love isn’t jealous. It doesn’t sing its own praises. It isn’t arrogant. It isn’t rude. It doesn’t think about itself. It isn’t irritable. It doesn’t keep track of wrongs. It isn’t happy when injustice is done, but it is happy with the truth. Love never stops being patient, never stops believing, never stops hoping, never gives up.” (GOD’s WORD Version)
God loves us perfectly. He is always ready to give us another chance because He has an unbelievable amount of faith in His children. Why is God so confident in us? Easy. God gives every believer His Holy Spirit to help us change into the image of Christ. In other words, God is confident in His Holy Spirit working within us. So, if God is confident in His power working within us, why aren’t we?
If we really believe in God and that His Spirit dwells within us, we should be able to believe that God really does work in the lives of other people as well. God is able to change the hearts, attitudes and minds of all believers. We shouldn’t give up or become frustrated with people simply because they don’t do everything we would like them to do when we want them to do it. It’s even possible that we might be wrong and we might need to change. But, if we continue to trust and rely upon God’s transforming power moving in the lives of every believer, we can begin to love and have faith in people the way God loves and has faith in us.
Remember, the same God that is in you is the same God that is in your family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, et cetera. If God continually forgives us, forgets our wrongs, believes the best, hopes for the best and never gives up on us, shouldn’t we do the same for each other?
Today’s Life Key: Believe the Best.