Tuesday, October 24, 2006

The ABC's Of Love

"Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It is not rude, 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."

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

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According to the Bible, the ABC's of love are as follows:

"Love is patient, love is kind"
...means that God's love has patience with imperfect people.

"It does not envy"
...means that real love wants other people to get ahead.

"It does not boast"
...means that Bible love doesn't put on a big show to impress others.

"It is not proud"
...refers to the fact that people who walk in God's love don't have big heads.

"It is not rude, it is not self-seeking"
...means that it is not self-centered and selfish but instead looks out for the needs of others.

"It is not easily angered"
...means it is not irritable under pressure.

"It keeps no record of wrongs"
...means it thinks no evil and is constantly forgiving.

"Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth"
...means it does not rejoice in the mistakes and failures of others; but it believes in what is open and honest.

"It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres"
...is the kind of love that defends and holds other people up, believes the best about other people, never gives up on people, and endures all things and remains loyal to the end.

2 comments:

Happy4ever said...

You left out one type of love that God has, that we seldom have:

Unconditional Love!

While we were still sinners, God still loved us and sent His Son for us.

While we were crucifying His Son, Christ still died for us for our salvation.

I think only our parents have this love for us, but its too darn difficult for us to love anyone else unconditionally, especially if he/she hurts us much! Isnt God great? :')

michsue said...

hehehe... amen to that!!! ^_^ i didn't leave that out ler... i wrote it based on 1 Corinthians 13:4-7... ;D God bless!!!