Words from the Heart for Monday August 2nd, 2021
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged.
1 Corinthians 13:4-5 (NLT)
It Keeps No Record
From 1851 to 1901, a census occurred every 10 years in Canada; this was confirmed by the British North America Act, also known as the Constitution Act, 1867. The original purpose of the census was to help determine parliamentary representation based on population. The first census of the Dominion of Canada was taken in 1871. Before that, census enumerations were conducted in different areas in various years. Many of those early records have not survived, including portions of the 1851 census.
There is no ancient book in the world that has greater primary documentation that the Bible. There are now remnants of God’s Word that go back to within decades of the original copies. God has preserved His Word. What a contrast to how He views our sins after we have come to trust Jesus Christ. In 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 we read, “Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged.” The word for love used here is agape. It is divine love. It is God’s love for us. And so what Paul is writing here tells us about how God loves us. Those of us who have experienced God’s love through faith in Jesus, are to love others as He has loved us. When we repent of our sins and trust Jesus Christ, the blood of Jesus Christ washes away our sins. He no longer keeps any record of our sin. It is removed from our hearts and it is gone forever. This is the great gift that Jesus offers to all.
These have been words from the heart.