• I Corinthians 13:4-8

Love is patient, love is kind

  • Jesus had to deal with His confused, immature apostles (Matthew 16:8).

Is not jealous (does not envy)

  • Jealousy never leads to good (Acts 5:17-19; 7:9)
  • Romans 12:15 – Rejoice for those who do well.

Does not take into account a wrong suffered (resentful), bears and endures all things

  • Think of the harm you do to yourself by holding a grudge (Proverbs 19:11).
  • Matthew 18:15 – You can’t just ignore sin. That’s different from enforcing some personal type of justice.
  • Luke 4:28-30 – When people wanted to kill Him, Jesus just left!

Love does not brag (boast), is not arrogant, does not seek its own (insist on its own way)

  • If we’re fixated on ourselves, we can’t humbly serve others (Matthew 20:20-28).

Does not act unbecomingly (rude), is not provoked (irritable)

  • Don’t go around with a chip on your shoulder (I Samuel 25:3, 10-11).