1 Corinthians 13 has always been one of my favourite passages and today I had an eureka moment!
While in church, the Pastor was preaching on the topic of hope and he read 1 Cor. 13:4-7, I was immediately pulled back to verse 5. This verse simply states “It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.” 1 Corinthians 13:5 NIV http://bible.com/111/1co.13.5.niv
I always thought I practiced this act in my previous relationships but it wasn’t until I met my husband that I truly understood the meaning of this. Keeping no record of wrongs means you live your relationship with the innocence of a child. Think about this, when little kids do something to upset their parents and are disciplined for it, they go to bed that night and wake up the next morning happy as though they did nothing wrong the night before. In their little minds, it’s a new day, all memories of the previous day’s events is gone and they love innocently all over again. We need to love our partners with the same innocence.
I’m not saying this is an easy task to be mastered overnight, but if we can truly learn to keep no record of wrongs, imagine how happy and refreshing each morning would feel. You would wake up and truly fall in love all over again. You would learn to forgive and to be forgiven. You wouldn’t keep records of your wrongs or your partner’s wrongs. I don’t know about you but I aspire to feel this everyday.
Just some food for thought.