Love is Patient… Right?

I came across this “Love” passage for kids from the Adventure Bible.  My kids really like this Bible!

We were reading 1 Corithinans passage last night, the famous one you hear at weddings.

“Love is Patient, Love is kind…”

This Adventure Bible had a little different take on it, and for some reason it really spoke to me.

“Love will stand in line and wait its turn.

Love looks for the good in others.

Love doesnt always want what others have,

and it doesnt brag about what it does have.

Love is polite, even when the other person is rude.

Love doesnt have to be first.

Love doesnt get angry over small things,

and doesnt remember one reason after another to be hurt.

Love isnt happy when someone else fails

but is happy with the truth.

Love will always protect others,

especially those who are picked on or teased.

Love always believes the best about others and is steady and true.

Love never gives up.

While I still believe the “original” version is brilliant and wonderful and compelling, for some reason this childs version spoke to me.

I dont know if I have been struggling with sin more in this holiday season, but I felt such a pang of conviction when reading, “Love is polite, even when others are rude.”

Have I been polite in the face of rudeness?  Sadly, no.

Have I held on to anger, found sin in others, or wanted what someone else had? Yes.

If the Lord is convicting me of something, there is a good reason.  If the Lord has shown me His holy and sacred word in a way that is specific and personal, then I know He is trying to reach me.

Today I will read this verse.  Today I will say this verse.  And today, I will try my hardest to live this verse.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Thank you Lord, for not giving up on this wretched sinner!

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  1. Caroline says

    What a lovely post. Thank you for sharing this wonderful reminder of how I should act. My kids have the same bible and I am going to read this with them tonight.

  2. says

    Love how it’s broken down in a way that can literally be applied to our everyday living/interactions with others…thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas to you and your family :)