Are you "usefully kind" to the Lord?
God’s love to you is in a state of being kind. The idea of “love is kind” from 1 Corinthians 13 is that of being “usefully kind”, in the manner that a really good butler is usefully kind, expecting nothing in return. Jesus shows this when He washes the feet of His disciples at the Last Supper. i'm not saying Jesus is our butler; He is still King, just that His love is in a state of kindness that unselfishly loves in that manner. Sometimes this kindness feels good to our soul, at other times His love may be expressed in confronting with truth or even silence. But God’s love is always “kindly useful” to you.
How does your love toward the Lord measure up to His towards you? Are you “kindly useful” back toward Him, expecting nothing in return? This is not about giving or doing stuff, but giving your soul to Him through Christ. Is your attitude one of living for opportunity to express useful kindness to your Lord just because you love Him? If not, what needs to change? How can you better express this facet of love to your Lord?
1 Corinthians 13:4--Love is patient, love is kind…