If I were to ask you if you tend to “keep score” what would you say? If it is anything but “yes” then you’re lying. We all do it. We stock pile the wrongs so that when the moment is right we can fire them back in order to stay above whatever (or whomever) is vying to pull us down. But not our Savior.
“Love… does not take into account a wrong suffered,”-1 Corinthians 13:5 (NASB)
“It does not take into account” here means to reckon, compute or count over; To impute or add to someone’s account.
“A wrong suffered” is defined here as a result of a bad nature; Not as it ought to be; A mode of thinking, feeling or acting; A wicked or wrong base.
Do you see the magnitude of this simple verse? The Word says here,
1) God is not mad at you. Read that again. God is not mad at you. He is not taking into account that you have chosen someone or something else over Him. Someone needs to just breathe in that truth for a second.
2) A wrong done is born out of a wrong suffered, and
3) A wrong suffered doesn’t have to define a situation.
God gives us perspective here. He says, “I will love you because I get you’ve been hurt. I get that you have suffered” and at the same time He says, “I love you no matter what.”
No. Matter. What.
He’s not keeping score, friends. When He sees your face He doesn’t see your wrongs. He sees His Son. Let that truth settle deep into your soul today.
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