“Charity suffereth long, and is kind, charity envieth not, charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up.” 1 Corinthians 13:4
Though I "know" most of 1 Corinthians 13, I have never officially memorized it. In doing a Bible study, we are covering love as shown in 1 Corinthians 13. It is amazing to see a picture of Christ-like love!
From BCF’s Self-Confrontation (Lesson 13, pages 5-6)
LOVE IS PATIENT, even when you feel like forcefully expressing yourself. Love bears pain or trials without complaint, shows forbearance under provocation or strain, and is steadfast despite opposition, difficulty, or adversity"
LOVE IS KIND, even when you want to retaliate physically or tear down another with your words. Love is sympathetic, considerate, gentle, and agreeable.
LOVE IS NOT JEALOUS especially when you are aware that others are being noticed more than you. Love does not participate in rivalry, is not hostile toward one believed to enjoy an advantage, and is not suspicious. Love works for the welfare and good of the other.
LOVE DOES NOT BRAG even when you want to tell the world about your accomplishments. Love does not flaunt itself boastfully and does not engage in self-glorification. Instead, love lifts (builds up) others.
LOVE IS NOT ARROGANT, even when you think you are right and others are wrong. Love does not assert itself or become overbearing in dealing with others.
What verse have you been pondering this week?