1 Corinthians 13
“Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;” ~ 1 Corinthians 13:5
The word provoked means “typically a strong emotion or reaction in someone; also to deliberately make someone annoyed or angry.”
Essentially, that means love doesn’t easily get angry, annoyed, or lose its temper. Most of the time, the word provoked is used as in making people mad. But let me expand on this- the Bible states in Hebrews 10:24, that we should “…consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works.” Love provokes unto love, because it cannot do anything else. That is the nature of Love, and it cannot be changed!
Love doesn’t think any evil, and by thinking, I mean “having a particular mental attitude or approach.”
Evil is “harmful, or extremely cruel or unpleasant.”
As a little side note on thinking, I’ve heard it said that “The right mental attitude toward any promise of God, shall bring it to pass!” Thinking, according to the earlier definition, is your mental attitude.
What should you think on? Why, I’m glad you asked! Philippians 4:8, of course! It says, “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”
Maybe I should do a series on that verse. Wow, I could just keep going and going on that thought, because my mind went to Isaiah 26:3 (“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.”) and a couple other directions, too.
Yesterday consisted of a family meeting (organizing who gets what chores), and gathering a bunch of information to send out my graduation invitations. I seriously need to work on getting them sent out! I also got my room pretty clean! I feel like that only happens once in a blue moon 😆. Oh, well, at least you can tell our house is certainly lived and loved in!
What is a topic you would like me to cover in the future?
Do you have any cleaning/organization tips you’d like to share that maybe my family can try out?