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Faith Food Devotional

Love Gauge

February 19, 2017

"Love is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it; it pays no attention to a suffered wrong" (1 Cor. 13:5).

Here is the love thermometer - the love gauge! It's very easy to find out whether or not you're walking in love. When you begin to take account of the evil done to you, you're not walking in love. As long as you walk in God and stay full of the Holy Spirit, you won't take account of the evil done to you.

Through the years when unjust things have happened to me, people have told me, "I wouldn't take that. I wouldn't put up with that - not me!" But I just kept my mouth shut and never said a word, smiled, and stayed happy. Why, I wouldn't take time to deny it if they claimed I'd killed my grandma! I'd just keep shouting, "Hallelujah! Praise God! Glory to God!"

I suggest you walk in love, too, toward those who treat you in an evil manner. If you walk in love regardless of suffered wrongs, you'll come out on top in the long run!

However, some people will regard your attitude as a weakness. Even ministers have told me, "There must be a weakness in your character; you never take up for yourself." No, it's a strength! Love never fails.

I simply refuse to hold any resentment in my heart against anyone.

Confession: I am a love person. Therefore, I am not touchy, fretful, or resentful. I have no resentment in my heart toward anyone.

Source: Faith Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin.
Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications