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The Attitude and Behavior of God’s Love


Mike Thompson



Love


suffers long, is patient, never gives up, endures long.


is kind, cares for others as well as for self.


does not envy, doesn’t want what it doesn’t have,

never boils over with jealousy.


does not parade itself, is not conceited, doesn’t strut, is not boastful

or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily.


is not puffed up, is not proud, doesn’t have a swelled head,

is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride).


is not ill-mannered, doesn’t force itself on others, is not rude

(unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly.


does not seek its own, is not selfish, isn’t always “me first,” does not

insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking.


is not provoked, is not irritable, doesn’t fly off the handle,

is not touchy or fretful or resentful.


thinks no evil, does not keep a record of wrongs, doesn’t keep score

of the sins of others, takes no account of the evil done to it

[it pays no attention to a suffered wrong].


does not rejoice in iniquity, is not happy with evil, doesn’t revel when

others grovel, does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness.


rejoices in the truth, takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,

rejoices when right prevails.


bears all things, never gives up, puts up with anything, bears up

under anything and everything that comes.


believes all things, trusts God always, is ever ready to

believe the best of every person.


hopes all things, always looks for the best, its hopes are

fadeless under all circumstances.


endures all things, keeps going to the end, endures everything

[without weakening].


never fails, is eternal, never dies, never fades out

or becomes obsolete or comes to an end.



1 Cor. 13:4-8a, Compiled from: New King James Version, Good News Bible, The Message, and Amplified Bible


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