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Day Ten

“Love does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.” 1 Corinthians 13:5

Love does not keep a hidden agenda, a secret list of things to accomplish in every relationship with other people. Paul wrote to the Philippians, “Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests but also for the interests of others.” True humility brings true unselfish love. One of the great basketball players of all time is Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls. In fact, 1991 was his year—the NBA Player of the Year, and the prize he had sought for several years—the NBA championship. According to ESPN, in the crucial game in the series finals with Lakers, commentators were asking whether Michael Jordan, as great as he is, could involve his entire team in the game and become unselfish, preferring to pass the ball to others rather than shoot the ball himself. One of the great basketball playoff games of all time was the game in which Michael dazzled us all with passing and setting up other teammates for easy baskets because most of the Lakers were concentrating on Jordan. What example he was that night as the star became the ultimate “team player.” The Chicago Bulls became unstoppable. They played as a team and won a championship. Pray for a giant dose of God’s love that is not self-seeking. Pray for a giant dose of God’s love that keeps no record of wrongs. Pray for a giant dose of God’s love that is not easily angered. Pray for a giant dose of God’s love for NLG. Pray for a giant dose of God’s love in your family. Pray for a giant dose of God’s love for our nation.