Thirty Days of Thanks – Day 9

Day 9 of Thanksgiving

Today, I am thankful for love, one of the fruits of the Spirit. The cross exemplifies love, for it was Christ’s love for the Father and for you and me that held Him to the cross. I believe that’s what gave Him the “will” to face the cross. First Corinthians 13 is often called the love chapter. It tells us exactly what love is.

“Love is patient; love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices in the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” (Verses 4-8, NIV)

We should love ourselves enough to love others….even those who disagree with us. We can’t truly have love for ourselves until we allow God’s love to fill our hearts. I John 4:7 says, “Dear friends, let us love one another, for loves comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.” May we all let our light shine through our love for each other.

I Corinthians 13:13 And now all these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.

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