God’s main teaching in the Bible is about love. It covers His love for us and how He wants us to love. Does yours measure up to the examples He gives? So much of what we are dealing with in the world today is because of the lack of real love. We use our infatuation for material things as a comparison and not true affection. In Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, he gives us a laundry list of what real love should look like. Read the verses listed below and search yourself and see if yours looks like this. If it doesn’t, ask God to chip away the stone you have for a heart and replace it with a heart of flesh. Our time on this earth is too short to waste it by being arrogant, rude, irritable, or resentful. If you are not patient and kind, what you have may not be love. We all need a check-up when it comes to this, so let the Holy Spirit prick your heart and see if your feelings are true.
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7