I have a quiz for you this week, and I want to make it easy for you to ace it. There is only one question, and the answer is printed above.
Which of the following is a valid excuse to not walk in love?
A. I am so busy and my life is so hectic, I don’t have time to be considerate right now. So just take what you get and be glad you can even get the time of day from me.
B. That person really hurt me, so I am justified in telling everyone in town about all the details.
C. When my spouse starts showing me a little more consideration, then and only then will I start to show some more consideration in return.
D. The poor we will always have with us, so what’s the use in helping them? I would get more of a return if I “give into the anointing” by supporting an anointed ministry, so the heck with the less fortunate, let them believe God for themselves.
E. I’m in a bad mood today, so just stay out of my way and we’ll both survive.
F. It’s a bad time of the month for me, so I’m excused from being nice.
G. Nobody has “walked in love” toward ME in the last 48 hours!
H. I TRIED walking in love toward this person, but I got nothing but grief in return.
I. This has just been a bad week, so many irritating things have happened to me, so I’m justified in having a serious case of irritateditis. Grrrrrrrr!
J. I am SO tired. I don’t have the energy to treat you nice.
K. I’m just not a “loving” person; it’s not my personality type.
L. I had to wait 20 minutes for my food at McDonald’s, and the cashier is a handy target, so I’ll just curse her out.
M. None of the above.