Love is kind

A note to my readers: I apologize that this first published as an incomplete post. I have the whole series scheduled and queued up even though not all posts were actually written. Family affairs have overtaken me this week, so a couple automatically posted that way. Please forgive me, and I’ll try to make sure that it doesn’t happen again.

Love is… kind (1 Cor 13:4)… It seems like it would go without saying the “love is kind.” But then many who insist that they are sanctified and partake of God’s own nature are not kind at all. Maybe they think themselves really good as “speaking the truth,” but prove incompetent at doing so “in love” (Eph 4:15). Maybe they think that they have the “anointing” and minister prophetically, “just calling it like it is,” or “calling a spade a ‘spade’,” but showing none of the prophet’s heartbroken intercessory prayer. Maybe they… well, “maybe you…” should be in the picture.

I’ll leave it to you to fill in the blanks yourself on how kindness—or the lack thereof—can influence the exercise of the charismata. And as for the regular prayer… well I’m hoping for kindness on your part.


Author: Dale A. Brueggemann

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