The Characteristics of God’s Love (Part 7) – Love Does Not Act Unbecomingly
I will continue today on the series entitled, “The Characteristics of God’s Love.”
We are still dealing with the 20 Characteristics of God’s Love found in 1 Corinthians 13.
We have learnt so far how the LOVE of God allows us to:
- Endure Long
- Be Patient
- Be Kind
- is NOT envious
- is not boastful (brag)
- is not proud or arrogant
- And is not rude
Today we will talk about the fact that “Love does not act Unbecomingly.”
(1 Cor 13:5 AMP) It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own.
To act unbecomingly means
- To have an attitude or behavior that is not fitting or inappropriate.
- Not according with the standards appropriate to one’s position or condition of life
For the Believer, this means you don’t act in a way that misrepresents Christ!
*** The world is quick to let you know how YOU, as a Christian, should act! Even if they are NOT acting the way they should, they are quick to tell you HOW you should act. Either way, God Lives in you, you represent Him in the earth, and you should act in a way that brings Him glory!
So on this week:
- Walk in God’s Love.
- Maintain conduct that will bring glory to God; especially with people who are hard to get along with, or difficult to deal with.
- If someone has a bad attitude or is even rude towards you, remind yourself that GOD IS IN YOU! Allow His love to shine through you towards the person being difficult.
Get inspired to draw others towards God, not drive them away because your attitude is unbecoming.
Get inspired to meet the needs of others, by loving them just as they are, because God IS love!
Get inspired to LOVE others, in every circumstance. Let them see the LOVE of God in you!
Until next week….