Sunday, January 22, 2012

TEN WAYS TO LOVE - Spiritual Sundays 2012 - #2

Once again participating in Spiritual Sunday.  Go here to read other entries.

1.  LISTEN without interrupting.  Proverbs 1:5 A wise man will hear, and will increase learning: and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels.

2.  SPEAK without accusing.  James 1:19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.

3.  GIVE without sparing.  Proverbs 21:26 He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not.

4.  PRAY without ceasing.  Colossians 1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you.

5.  ANSWER without arguing. Proverbs 17:1 Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.

6.  SHARE without pretending.  Ephesians 4:15 But speaking the truth, in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ. 

7.  ENJOY without complaint.   Philippians 2:14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings.

8.  TRUST without wavering.  I Corinthians 13:7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

9.  FORGIVE without punishing.  Colossians 3:13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: ever as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.  

10.  PROMISE without forgetting.  Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick;  but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. 

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Denny said...

I find the trust without wavering to be rather challenging.

retha said...

How wonderful that we are able to first receive all of this! To know and see how I fall short all the time is not a beautiful face, but to remember I am being perfected is for me good to know.

Marti said...

Thank you for reminding us of these truths about love.

Sylvia said...

Thank you for this great post Susan. Need to print it out.

Charlotte said...

Very good advice in each one of these. Thank you for sharing.