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Love and Provocation - David Mitts

“Love is not easily provoked” 1 Cor. 13:5 Click here to listen to " Love and Provocation " We often refer to the word triggered for the concept of love not being easily provoked or easily angered. We realize that when we are angered that we are swept up in the emotion.  The root of anger or provocation for anger is often a question of perspective.   I once heard that when you dissect getting upset or angry over something, it often is rooted in an unmet expectation.  There is in us a sense of expectations of how things are supposed to occur.  This expectation set becomes the gauge or monitor for how we respond to life’s circumstances. We can call it our “fairness” filter.  We expect based on our experiences and learning to have certain things turn out in a certain fashion. For example, if people have generally been honest with us then we expect honesty from people. However, if we have grown up in a deceptive environment where lying was the norm, then we have a lo

Love and Motives of the Heart - David Mitts

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part. (1Co 13:4-9) Click here to listen to " Love and Motives of the Heart " In the past few weeks and months violence has broken out in our society in unprecedented waves of attack against innocent people.  Yeshua prophesied that this would happen at the end of days. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name's sake. And then many will be offended, will be

Love and the Divine Echo - David Mitts

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. (1Co 13:4-8). Click here to listen to " Love and the Divine Echo " Love never fails.  We have been pursuing this truth for a number of weeks looking at each quality of love that we can activate in our hearts and minds and live out in the living epistle that is our life. I don’t totally understand why, but there is in man a desire to freeze life into something we can formularize and control.  The diet industry sells us this kind of logic every day. Just do this, buy this, eat this formula or set