“Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (KJV)
This “Charity” is the love God has for us. It is love that we as Christians are to have for one another, and others outside the Body of Christ. How much does God love us? Enough to give His only begotten Son to die on the cross to pay a debt that was mine and yours to pay.
The charity we show is not selfish; seeking something in return, but the glory of God. If we will practice this love there would be more marriages that will endure the tests of time. Practicing this love of God there would be less rejoicing in iniquity; and more rejoicing in the truth. This love “Endures all things”; but that does not mean we do not pray for change.
-Tim A. Blankenship