I READ: 1 Corinthians 13, Ruth 1:15-17.
The definition of patient is the ability to withstand trials, not easily angered, does not lose hope easily, and easily gets broken hearted. Ruth is an example of someone who has love followed by patience. Ruth followed her mother-in-law faithfully because of her love for her. She waited patiently and bore the burden as a widow. Ruth never complained even when she had to work hard to find food in a foreign land. God saw Ruth’s patient and love and God changed her situation. She was lifted up and Jesus Christ, our savior, was born from the offspring of Ruth. A patient person will be calm in facing the trials and tribulations of life. If someone says that they have love but no patience, then that love will be tasteless. True love will give patience in dealing with others and in bad situations. Love that is accompanied by patient will enable someone to walk this life calmly and believe that there’s a way out in every problem. Let us learn from Jesus who truly love and is very patient towards us. He always forgives our sins and mistakes.
I DECLARE: Proverbs 15:18: “A wrathful man stirs up strife, but he who is slow to anger allays contention.”
I DO: I will remind myself of God’s great patience towards me when I start to become impatient with others.
I PRAY: I pray so that God’s churches can live in unity with one another.