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June 12, 2022 4:00 pm
Welcome to Man Talk, with your Hosts Will Hardy and Roy Jones Jr. This week, the discussion is all about love, and the different types of love. We look at 1st Corinthians 13 to add context to the topic.
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Hello this is Metzler from the Metzler glory podcast road from the Christian faith and laid out our foundational truths of God's word through Trojan Truth Network Ponderosa starting in just a few seconds. Enjoyed sure that most of all for you for listening and for choosing The Truth Podcast Network this is Truth Network welcome to man brought you by DAW CMM talking and walking Christian men's ministry where they are devoted breaking down the walls of race denomination and challenging men to take their God assigned role as our host will hardly Roy Jones Junior, a black guy and a white guy will praise the Lord hallelujah glory to God in the high back Mr. Roy with man all radio podcasts will it's good to see you my brother. It is, and today you know we need love in the air, brother. We need love, we need love in the air, so we be talking about this thing called love this thing called love is right in this thing called love. You know, is first Corinthians chapter 13 you know in and I think the that chapter sorter embodies the things that love should encompass sin before we get into the Scripture though. I want to talk about a little bit about the four Greek terms. There is more Greek terms but for Greek terms that are mentioned in Scripture, predominantly, that refer to love and of course all of us know about the agape love.
The love that God bestows upon mankind and its unconditional that you don't have to do anything God just loves you because he loves you and then of course there's the Eros love the fleshly love that Scripture also mentions and this is just the love well we will have to go into anything. I think I got got on like that but but but if you if you need some some further instruction that we can as well but but there Oslo and then of course there's the full Leo love, and of course we know Philadelphia is the city of brotherly love. So that has to do with having well let me put it this way if you know you have a fraternal order, lack of policeman right fraternal order of lawyers and doctors.
It's it's sort of like that type of brotherly love.
Not necessarily family related or fraternity or sorority or we could even say the talking men made a second organization then love each other exactly so that's the Leo Indian, the one that we hardly ever talk about is store gay store gay love is love with in the family so you talk about love between mother mother father son dad that type love uncle know it could be immediate family could be extended family, and I think that's the that's the type of love that Jesus put toward Peter. You know when he talked about Peter do you love me in on course.
Yes Lord you know I love you so love. I think it it in the Greek is there just brotherly detail when it comes to defining the necessary terms of love, but with that as of foundation.
Now we can get into first Corinthians 13 will think you will first Corinthians 13 misread the first couple versus your room if I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. Verse one and and you know when I when I hear that if I speak with the tongues of men. So if I understand all of the languages of the world and if there was a angelic language and if I could speak the angelic link. If there was, and I don't govern what I'm saying in love then basically I'm just making noise in a course.
What happens when you hear the squeaky us will gets the grease. I would look up about what I would look for the squeaky wheel gets the most attention. Western leaders could be good since you put everything going on so so but I'm saying when you hit a squeak does get the most it gets the attention which means you gotta take action right so when if I'm doing if I'm not governing these things in love, then I'm just like that squeaky wheel I'm making a lot of noise in the course. The noise is drawing attention to me right rather than putting it on God inserts it and it reminds you select your words are one thing, your actions or another. We talked about*if you action should be speaking louder than your words so that you were just really and for reinforcing what they're seeing in your actions in this case is like a resounding some more gong if you just basically it's worked for nothing exactly exactly because is profiting no one except you accept the individual yeah and intercourse see that that has to do with the course self-serving self glorifying so you bringing attention to your self and the foundation of which you should be manifesting the love of God is so that where the purpose is to build up the kingdom of God right in this number. I think we get too little bit later in Scripture, or read the whole chapter but if the flip side of that will what are your thoughts on that person uses words to attack or tear down but yet says they're walking a different different journey than the way the behaviors that Mr. well and I think it goes back to what you said then then their actions is not demonstrating what they say they believe right so you know we could we could have a you know AA understanding that if I am in a position and God is leading me to do this that or the other. I have to consider who I will be affecting with whatever it is I'm going to say because like we talked have talked about in the past you know everything you say and do is going to have an effect on maybe your wife, your children, you know's people in the church so there's there's this repercussion affect you know in a course that could roll downhill begin with we get to that morning detail as we as we read through it.
Good if I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, if I have faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am while so if if I if I can prophesy.
If I can understand all mysteries. If I have faith all knowledge, all knowledge faith to move mountains and again if these things are not governing in love, then that is basically for not so Paul I think as God's blessing through him to build upon the. The first verse and of course he's going to keep building as we as we go through right verse three. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love again nothing. So again see his easement is continuing to build using these examples of if I do these things and I'm not doing it to glorify God or out of love to get to reach out. You know two people because again as we go through everything I say in everything I do is ultimately going to affect someone.
Now we have to understand the backdrop of this to. I think Roy is that the the Corinthians. They were involved in a lot of pagan worship and what they were attempting to do is to bring this pagan style of worship and worship the true and living God, the same way that they were worshiping their idols and so this was the reason behind where one of the reasons behind Paul writing this letter.
This letter is written to sort like straighten the Corinthians, thinking out because they were they were boasting some was boasting what I got prophecy. Another was mostly what I got faith. Another was boasting about why got knowledge on this data in the other and so they were competing against each other in a course God is given blessing through Paul to say all of the gifts and this is in the earlier chapters. Chapter 12. All of the gifts are for the edifying of the church and no one gift is more important than the other. Very good that's very good and that's important for us to remember. So we took the sizer self up against a brother or sister in Christ, we should be doing that because my gift is equally as valuable to God as your gift is in the often times in our secular world. Even the word church in the world was still measuring up like the secular world knows what he's got more. He's does more. He knows more that support listeners. God's got you right where he wants you exactly if you are walking with him. Verse four love is patient, love is kind does not envy does not boast, it is not proud. Say we we don't have enough of that will have it. We don't have enough patient patient's blood of kindness. But we have a lot envious we do and we have a lot of unregistered regret and we have a lot of boasting so, we have the opposite of what God saying that we should not have so again before governing ourselves in love then love wants to manifest itself in this. This is when we get in the way we get in the way when love wants to manifest itself according to how God has placed that love within us and when we start boasting in Indian what we're doing now is recut in love off because we're letting envy and boasting now get in the way of what love wants to do so when you talk about love manifesting itself want to explain further.
When you start and naturally occur. Well, cut it off well the manifestation of of love says that I'm I'm going to do whatever God wants me to do. I'm going to govern what I do in love now that says that I'm going to be patient. I'm going to be kind. I'm going to be levelheaded, you could use all all the adjectives and that you want to use in describing how God wants to work through you in a certain area or in a certain way and so when we get in the way of that. Now we're we want the attention to be upon us. So what we're doing is withdrawing up this blockade and's and says although love you wants to do this and you wants the you want to manifest yourself. Now I'm coming in and and I'm boasting about something that I'm not getting enough help and all these brothers out here and I'm not getting enough help and I'm not doing this that and the other thing and so what we're doing now is we are pushing love aside for the sake of boasting and ending and that's goes back to being selfish right most people think about time-consuming securities and so forth. Think will come back here just for most folks in first Corinthians 13] DAW CMM would love to have you join their community of men for breakfast every first, third and fifth Friday of every month, Bible discussions and fellowship best breakfast in town meeting location is in their gracious host church first Christian sure to encourage will 1130 N. Main St. in Kernersville. It all starts at 630 and they have a hard stop at 8 o'clock. First time visitors eat for free. Join your host will Hardy and Roy Jones Junior, a black guy in a white man couldn't help but laugh whenever we hear that the black guy in the white what is realizes what got you realize you're like a man in a white body like this varsity could be black men are white by that is a new man who knows absolutely where we are spirit. First, a millionth body sat a mentor that welcome back folks so were at verse five in first Corinthians 13 were talk about this thing called love just doing this in no will do a great job is going to be to the Scriptures, expounding someone gives will be deeper discussion. So verse five will it says it does not dishonor others is not self-seeking, is not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs – I think there's literally think that what they did is a lot of people picking themselves up off the floor right now so it does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, referred to love is not easily angered. Love keeps no record of wrongs.
So see so is it's not self-seeking, so it doesn't seek self-glorification, like we do when we are boasting and envying after something and in that the second part of that. It said, is not easily angered.
So when when someone come at us. Love says will will will don't go to that level. We can go over there to Proverbs 1821, where you know God clearly states that our tongue death and life is in the power of the tongue so we can kill people with the tongue and not raise up a physical weapon and so when when we when we do that, I think we stifle what love wants to do in and through us so love. Love is is steadily saying give me a chance give me a chance and so so if we yield to the voice that saying give me a chance let love shine through. And yet we as we start boasting and envying again. Now we are attempting to cut love off in a course that's what the Corinthians were doing with the spiritual gifts that God had given them going back to the context of surrounding these particular verses was go back to the very first of this verse five will incident does not dishonor others must talk more about that when it does not dishonor others think about this honoring what what first comes your mind think about this. Honoring others wealth. What first comes to mind when I talk about dishonoring is you are not holding a person in a way that's to esteem them in such a way that's pleasing to the Lord.
So again, because this this this scripture in verses is surrounding love. So if we are not esteeming someone in that way then what we we're doing is we're dishonoring them we're not giving them what love wants to give them through us so the part a good way to talk about this to… Flip it back into the officer love honors others love seeks others. Love is not angered easily angered, right. So it also does not love his brother keeps no record of wrongs. It's always doing the right thing for others it's always looking at the positive and the other person my presence and were did this wrongly did this wrong. To do this wrongs your future love and on the need to look for things are doing right. Well yes and and I think what's even more so Roy is that we're looking at what they're doing for the Lord because again it's all about glorification of God and edifying the church right so if if that person is indeed living their life in such a way that is glorifying God.
Number one, edifying the church. Number two. Now what were doing.
Yes, when a person this honors then there actually dishonoring the work in which God is doing in and through that individual but but yes to to your response in reference to that you know and flipping out around right so verse six love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth I think is self-explanatory. As you look around the world to those a lot of delight in the evil that is going on in our world from current events to many many many topics we talked about in the past and see and we wish it all as born-again believers. Those who are born again we should all look and and be on the side of the Lord look at things through the eyes of Scripture. And when you look at things through the eyes of Scripture, then there is no partiality and and you're not holding one side above the other, regardless of whatever that side leaves and holes right you holding to the truth.
Will you there. Is it and saying that I'm going come behind you.
Soon there in order to do that.
You gotta recognize there is a right and there is a wrong yes and the Scripture clearly states that yes, but what we're doing is we're not stating it is because a particular group or person believes it we're stating it because of the Bible says that's exactly right and see. So where we are always uplifting the word of God and were always uplifting Christ were not uplifting the group.
Even though that they may be.
They may believe the same thing. So our attention is not there are tensions truly on the word of God and in Jesus Christ, excellent verse seven it always it be in love always protects, love always trust always hopes, always perseveres. See if if you love your if you love your family and again I want to I want to go back in and talk a little bit about protection because men are priest of the home.
Their protectors of the home. Their providers of the home so we can call P squared or PQ excusing PQ so is PQ so so pert priest protectors and providers so if I'm doing that and again we have talked about some these things on in the past that we are guarding what comes into the home and what is going out of the home that which we can control now when your children or your wife or whoever is out there in the mist of the world you know it interacting with.
Maybe people let church of people in the supermarket or wherever it is the beauty parlor where they go you have any control that you don't know what's going on. So what we're doing is we're hoping and praying that the things that we have instilled in our children the things that we have instilled in our life, or if it's the wife instilled in her husband. Then we we hope that those things prevail when you start going out interacting with the general public in community at large. So I hear about think about perseverance in here. Love always perseveres. You we become a society at times and we seen this quite often right with the number of divorces that if it gets just a little bit rocky it's time to bail out.
It's easier to bellow out in the. In fact, I saw a billboard endeavor to take pictures of the essence of the billboard was unhappy. Life is too short you to divorce. That was the message on the board unhappy life is too short to divorce and I'm I was just a district were Hilda Solis to do that's that's what's wrong with her. Our society specifically targets in US more than others, but it's immediate gratification and things are quite hunky-dory. We can just bail out divorce. Start over phone realize the whatever were unhappy about arrears can be equally as bad or worse. On the other side because it starts with us that someone causing us that's causing all this issue right so perseverance that's something blisters that if you're in the middle storm right now. Love perseveres, doesn't bail.
It perseveres and that's the key brought only if we let love, perseverance, will it persevere so it's it's it's saying that love will persevere, persevere.
But you have to let it love again.
Love is not going to say I'm just going to break through whatever wall that you put up if that wall you put up is stronger than love's ability to break it down say so, so weak that it is just like get into an argument with your spouse. And now you go to separate rooms. She sleep in one bed you're sleeping in another bed and it's like when you get up in the morning. Everybody does the silent treatment and and your cooking breakfast and everything in the plate goes how I sound like a voice of experience rather well where I haven't been married for 32+ years and and and counseling several hundred couples in the time in which God blessed me to be up on this earth. I learned just a little bit Roy I'm right there with Hardy there with your okay verse eight love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease where there are tongues, they will be steeled where there is knowledge, it will pass away. Now when we we have to go back again and we have to look at where the talk we talked about it.
Talk about prophecies because he said if I have the gift of prophecy. You know speak all mysteries all knowledge.
If I have all faith that I can remove mountains and all these things and I and I don't do it in love, then I'm like that sounding brass or tinkling cymbal is what the King James says so here now it's saying all of those things. So if you if you're skilled in the ability to know every language upon the earth.
If you have the ability to if there were angelic language and you knew that Angelica language again if it were then all of those things are going to pass away, and the only thing that's going to be standing is love, and in a row we we gotta pick that back up on next time should absolutely this is good stuff but go here Roy this thing called love this thing called payphones.
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