SCRIPT FOR TODAY: 09/26/15- “Pure Love Is—Pure Love Is Not!”
(1 Corinthians 13:4-5)
Premise Question: Does authentic pure love really exist, or is it just some high ideal and lofty concept, an unrealistic hope, that is far removed from anyone ever being able to actually experience it in a real and meaningful way?
“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged.” (1 Corinthians 13:4-5 NLT)
There is nothing in this world that is more patient, having the greatest capacity for being long-suffering, persistent, persevering, enduring hardship, pain, forbearing and forgiving, at all times, than Papa God’s pure love. There is not another love that is more propitious, obliging, considerate, indulgent, showing benevolent kindness at every turn to everyone on all occasions and in every situation and circumstance. Pure love never allows feelings of discontent, resentfulness or covetousness to turn into jealous envy, influencing love’s thoughts and behavior towards others. Pure love refuses to ever exaggerate, by boasting about itself in a braggadocios manner, nor will it ever exhibit a haughty spirit of vain pride. Pure love does not treat others with disdain or contempt, by shamefully and disgracefully dishonoring them in an inappropriate or rude way. Pure love does not pursue self-gratification, nor does it selfishly only look after its own interests to the exclusion of all others. Pure love is not cantankerous or irritable, having a “short fuse” that quickly explodes into fits of malicious anger and rage. And furthermore, pure love never, ever, without any exception, equivocation, mitigating circumstances or justification, shall ever keep track, for any reason, of a record of wrongs done. (1 Corinthians 13:4-5 PDCP)
Bottom Line: Authentic pure love really does exist! Pure authentic love is real! Pure love can and should be seen, exhibited and put on display, for all to see, everyday of our lives. Pure love can truly be experienced personally, as a couple, a family, a group of friends, a crowd, a community, a people group and even by all people groups, reaching and extending throughout the entire world. Pure love is not just some high ideal or lofty concept that we put high upon a pedestal, far beyond anyone being able to reach or attain! Pure love is truly what we should all be aiming for and aspiring to attain personally, and to fully experience, on all levels, in every area of our life; and, as much as it is up to us, with all people everywhere. When authentic pure love is seen, experienced and fully expressed, there’s not anything that is impossible, for all things are absolutely possible whenever and wherever pure love is present! This particular Scripture is a wonderful and great way to evaluate and test whether or not Papa God’s authentic pure love is operating in our own lives, the lives around us and in those that are in the rest of the world. Take the authentic pure love checkup today, right now, for it’s always going to initially begin with each of us, on an individual and personal basis, of truly experiencing Papa God’s authentic pure love. Blessings…
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