Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NLT
Do you bring up past mistakes when you find yourself arguing with someone you’ve known for a long time? If so, you’re not being loving. Love keeps no record of wrong. The Bible tells us love covers a multitude of sins. It is loving to overlook a past sin.
Switchfoot, a Christian band, has a song lyric that applies here. It goes something like this: “I dare you to move like today never happened.” Just imagine living like yesterday didn’t happened. How might our behavior be different?
Self check: Am I holding anything against another? Am I storing up everyone’s wrongs to bring up in the next argument? What might change about my attitude if I did not remember the past wrongs in my workplace?
Father God, may we be so filled with your Spirit that we learn to overlook the hurt of the past in favor of seeing the glorious future in You. In Jesus’ name Amen.