LIFE IN THE SPIRIT: THE BEAUTY OF THE SPIRIT, HIS FRUIT

KEY SCRIPTURE:1 Corinth 13:7 KJV” Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things”.

In our previous study we considered love as faithfulness or being truthful to all relationships. We now consider love as an expression of believe or trust for others in various relationships. Our key scripture states, love believes all things. This does not suggest the person of love just believes everything, both truth and error. This is not the message the verse seeks to portray. What it means is in a relationship   like the marriage setting, or a friendship relationship, parties because of love do not doubt actions, and statements of each other. Love builds trust.  Many homes are hurting and are almost near a break up because there is no trust among them. This condition results mostly because, they were not faithful to each other. Trustworthiness builds trust.

When a relationship finds itself in such a state, certain actions must be taken to restore serenity.

1.The party who is acting unfaithfully must acknowledge he or she is destroying that God given union. He or she must repent and decide to be faithful.

2 At this instant the offended party must accept the new position of his or her partner. Express your Love, by forgiving and believing the decision of your partner. What about, when that individual keeps repeating his unfaithfulness? If a partner behaves this way, then there are a few issues to know.

1 Such a person has not known what love is, and so acts unfaithfully.

2 Forgive him or her as Jesus taught, and pray for him, and share God’s word with him, or her.

Keep loving this person. 1Peter 4:8 ISV ” Above all, continue to love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins”. Your deep love coupled with prayer and scriptural instructions, would help you to win your partner.

Mistrust in a relationship is very heartbreaking. In certain turbulent times, some partners can look into their spouse’s eyes and tell them I will never trust you. This is one of the worse words, that could ever flow from any person’s mouth. Tell him or her, I know your actions would only be better and not worse, and I would always love you. Such words would break every bad behaviour, because they flow from the bowels of the Spirit.

CONFESSION

I am a person of the Spirit. My heart is filled with the love of the Holy Spirit. I have chosen to trust all those, I am associated with. I do not give up on them when they fail. I give them the opportunity to make amends

FURTHER STUDIES

Colossians 3:12 & 13 KJV Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

Proverbs 18:24 KJV A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.