“Record of Wrongs”

Absorbing God’s Word

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-5

Applying God’s Word

I love my parents and am reminded often of the wisdom they imparted to me as a young boy and eventually as a young man.

I wasn’t a difficult child or teen, but my issues of poor self-worth concerned my parents. They tried to bolster my self-confidence by mentoring me to work in service-related jobs. I mowed lawns, took in ironing, babysat, held cakewalks in our driveway, had two paper routes, sold different items door to door, and never once realized how their efforts would shape my future. They were patient and kind and kept no record of wrongs. They simply loved me.

Recently, I spoke to a good friend of mine who shared that his parents have done the same for him. We love our parents in return, when we treat them with patience and kindness and never keep a record of their wrongs.

Accounting of God’s Word

Do I treat my parents with patience and kindness? Am I keeping a record of their wrongs or simply loving them?

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