WIVES ARE “SWEET USEFULNESS”

11 Aug

WIVES ARE “SWEET USEFULNESS”

 

The word “kind” in the Greek is CHRESTEUOMAI, which means to be adaptable or compliant to the needs of others.

Do you ever demand that your spouse or other people be like you?

Agape love makes you want to go the extra mile to become what others need you to be for them.

Selfishness and self-centeredness is the complete opposite to being kind.

Do you have a willingness to change so you can meet the needs of your spouse.

Are you good natured and gentle to your spouse and others?

Do you treat your spouse tenderly and with affection.

To be “kind” shows courtesy.

In 1Corinthians 13, it was the second characteristic of the highest level of agape love.

1Corinthians 13:4 “Charity…is kind…”

God designed these verses to mention being “kind” as a characteristic for us to examine ourselves to see how we match up.

“Kindness” explains what agape love is.

Do you look for a way of being constructive with your spouse?

Showing kindness 24/7 is impossible for us to demonstrate on our own

We need the Holy Spirit to guide and strengthen us all the way and all the day.

Kindness is a generous portion of active “goodwill.”

Are you a big dose of “sweet usefulness?”

That is the definition of “kindness.”

As you are kind to your spouse, you will be shown kindness.

When Jesus commanded His disciples to love their enemies, He did not simply mean to feel kindly about them, but to be kind to them.  (Matt.5:40-41)

In 1Corinthians, Paul is not writing about how love feels, he is writing about how it can be seen in action.

This evil world gives agape love many opportunities to demonstrate kindness to others.

Mark Twain call kindness “A language that the deaf can hear and the blind can read.

Kindness is a universal language because it does not speak to the intellect, but directly to the heart.

True love is always demonstrated by action.

Remember:  The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost tomorrow.

NOTE:  Don’t miss tomorrow’s post that will encourage you to make your marriage a success.

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3 Responses to “WIVES ARE “SWEET USEFULNESS””

  1. Monica Berumen August 11, 2015 at 1:25 pm #

    Wow great stuff

  2. Nicky August 12, 2015 at 2:08 pm #

    I really find it hard to be kind to hateful or malicious women at work. After constant harassment at work for 8 hours, I come home to two toddlers and a husband who need me for everything. How do I do it? I know the Father strengthens me with the Holy Spirit, but working full time, cooking, cleaning, baby care, diaper changing, husband care and the like leaves me feeling alone and I neglect myself (appearance, alone time, exercise…) With the exception of vacation, I am practically fighting to survive each day.

    • nancysalazar October 29, 2015 at 7:50 pm #

      Hi Nicky! Thanks for your comment! There are many women who feel the way that you do! Start your day with Prayer. The Holy Spirit will equip you with everything that you need. All you have to do is ask him. When we try to do it on our own, we fail. God doesn’t make failures, he makes Champions and that is what you are! Give God a chance!

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