Showing love when others irritate you

May 28, 2021 by Dr. Jack Graham

Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

–1 Peter 4:8

I heard about a man who was always griping at his wife. He said to her one day, “Honey, I want two eggs!” So she asked him nicely, “Well, dear, how would you like them cooked?” And he said, “I want one scrambled and one sunny side up.”

So she scrambled one and cooked the other one sunny side up. But when she put it in front of him, he snapped back, “You scrambled the wrong egg!”

Now, there are some people who are just like that. They gripe and demand this or that. And whether you’re on the giving or receiving end of that kind of attitude, today’s verse is for you because you’re called to love one another even when it’s hard!

If you and I are honest, there are people who get on our nerves. And the funny thing is that if other people are honest, we probably get on theirs! Why? Because we’re different from one another.

But despite our differences, we’re called to love each other because it’s in love that we’re able to look past the annoyances and see others as God sees them. So if you have someone in your life who irritates you, show them love by looking past their quirks and see them as God does!

EVERYONE HAS SOMEONE WHO IRRITATES THEM AT TIMES, BUT HONOR GOD BY LOOKING PAST THE IRRITATIONS AND LOVE THEM AS HE DOES!

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