If you want to see what a person is truly made of…put them in a long line, in the hot sun, waiting for something that may or may not arrive on time. That’s when frustration and impatience boils over into selfish love. This verse is interesting in that all it speaks of are examples of selfish love…of self-centered, looking out for #1 love that only thinks of itself. We all have the opportunity daily to choose what type of love we’ll portray to the world…the love of Christ or the selfish love of the world. And as Believers, we are to be an example of Christ’s love to others…unfortunately, whether we’re a good example or a bad one.
Jesus…Messiah…the Light of the World. He’s our way to life and salvation in this broken world. He’s the hope for those who are spiritually blind…the freedom for those who are bound up in sin…the way for those who are wandering lost. Jesus…Messiah…the Light of the World.
Bad things come to the righteous…we are not immune from sickness, suffering, and lawless acts, for we live in a broken world. But we do need to always remember – that despite how dark and miserable things may be…the dawn will bring with it new wisdom and enlightenment for our weary souls.