Do you usually see the positive side in a situation, or are you more of a cynic?
What do you see first in others? What keeps us from seeing the best in other people? Is it our pride, our jealousy, or something else?
Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer.
What would it look like it we tried to outdo one another in showing honor.
What would it look like if we viewed others the way Jesus views us?
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Love is always patient;
love is always kind;
love is never envious
or arrogant with pride.
Nor is she conceited,
and she is never rude;
she never thinks just of herself
or ever gets annoyed.She never is resentful;
is never glad with sin;
she’s always glad to side with truth,
and pleased that truth will win.
She bears up under everything;
believes the best in all;
there is no limit to her hope,
and never will she fall.
This 1 Corinthians passage is very familiar. As this passage describes what love is, which is the hardest one for us to practice?
It says love believes the best in all. Do we believe the best in others?
What do you think happens when we begin to others as Jesus sees them?
How does that help build unity?
Let’s talk about it on Sunday.