Love Is Not Self Seeking
"Love is not self seeking, it’s not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrong." 1 Corinthians 13:5
Have you ever had an argument with your spouse and brought up a series of wrong things that they did or said in the past? I think most of us have done this at one time or another. I remember asking this older Christian couple that I know if they ever argued and the wife's answer was "no, never". I'm sorry, but I can't imagine. It is all very nice and everything but it seems so unbelievable that a couple could be so agreeable with one another. My next question should have been, "Do you even live together"? We are all different and we all have different buttons to push. I noticed in my own marriage (which has had it's problems) that when we harbor resentment we tend to push these buttons on purpose. Maybe sometimes it is subconsciously and most times it is on purpose. So how do we become less self seeking and not easily angered? It is a simple answer that requires some hard work and commitment, studying the Word of God together and a healthy prayer life. Both of which are a on going process for my marriage and personal life. A good start is to pray that God will help you with your individual anger issues. It is also important to remember to try not to blame others.