Biblical Love

Love is not offending, but caring for one's neighbor . . . caring as much as one cares for oneself.

Love does not take advantage of other people. Love will not use other people to fulfill one's own purpose, greed or lust. Love will not hurt someone else any more than we would want someone to hurt us.

Love involves practical acts that are clearly spelled out in the Book of God . . . . "Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, {5} Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; {6} Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; {7} Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things." (1 Cor 13:4-7)

  • Love suffereth long (endures long and is patient)
  • Love is kind
  • Love envies not (is not jealous)
  • Love vaunts not itself (does not brag; does not boast)
  • Love is not puffed up (vainglorious, arrogant, prideful)
  • Love does not behave itself unseemingly (unbecomingly, rudely, indecently, unmannerly)
  • Love is not easily provoked (not touchy, angry, fretful, resentful)
  • Love thinks no evil (harbors and plans no evil thought; takes no account of wrong done it)
  • Love rejoices not in iniquity (wrong, sin, evil, injustice) but rejoices in the truth (justice and righteousness)
  • Love bears all things
  • Love believes all things (exercises faith in everything; is ready to believe the best in everyone)
  • Love hopes all things (keeps up hope in everything and under all circumstances)
  • Love endures all things (without weakening; it gives power to endure)
  • Love respects the other person . . . no matter who he or she is or what he or she has done.

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