To Suffer Long

This morning, I read in 1 Corinthians 13:4 about long-suffering love. When you read that “love is patient,” it actually translates long-suffering or patient endurance under offense or trial. It’s a form of patience with people who cause suffering in your life. It’s a kind of kindness and calmness in the midst of troubling people.

Can you imagine developing long-suffering as a character quality? I pray that God makes us into long-suffering people who love as God loves us in the midst of our offense to Him. I think of all the trouble I cause and will cause and how God’s love is patient. 

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