Topic: “Patience – an Essential Feature of Love”
Love does not give up on God or on people easily.
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:4
Charity suffereth long…
Thought for The Day: Love does not give up on God or on people easily.
In our previous study, we saw that love is a powerful force that attracts God’s Presence to a person because God is love (1 John 4:8). Love is the nature of God, therefore, to love is to experience God.
In our study today, we shall look at a very essential feature of love – PATIENCE.
Love is patient.
1 Corinthians 13:4 says, Charity suffereth long…
This means, love is very patient.
I want you to take note of these points:
a. Love does not easily lose patience.
b. Love does not give up easily. Love does not give up on God or on people easily.
c. Love is expectant but not impatient.
Now, there is a difference between impatience and expectancy. Love is expectant but never impatient. A major expression of love is what God demonstrated in 1 Peter 3:9 which says,
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
Today, many people ask, “Why has the world not come to an end?” The truth is, God is still giving people the chance to repent. This is because God, who is Love, is patient.
Beloved, concerning that child of yours who is acting waywardly, Love says, “He will change.”
Therefore, just as it is with the character of God, cultivate the virtue of patience. Let the love of God manifest in your life through patience.
Remember this: Love does not give up on God or on people easily.
1. Resist the temptation to easily give up on God or on people.
2. Cultivate the virtue of patience.
PRAYER: Lord, I thank You for Your Word to me today. I receive the grace to live the lifestyle of love and patience, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
QUOTE: You must understand that, God loves you so much to bring you to the point of delivering you from the great swelling pit of destruction of bitterness. Culled from “AM I BITTER?” by Dr (Mrs.) Becky Paul-Enenche.
DAILY READING: Isaiah 43-45
REFLECTION: Those who wait on God don’t waste in life. To give up on God is to go down in life. Don’t give up on God.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Your expectation of God in this season shall break forth in manifestation in Jesus’ Name.
Seeds of Destiny Devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Center. The Dunamis Gospel Centre SOD daily devotional is designed to load you daily with God’s word and keep you inspired, encouraged and uplifted. Read More