Friday, December 4, 2009
Love is...Not Proud
"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. Love never fails..." 1Corrinthians 13:4-8
In the "Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words" it says that boasting is any kind of haughty speech which stirs up strife or provokes others. Or it calls it an arrogant display. It can also refer to someone that is an imposter and cannot do what he says. Being proud means to put yourself above others. It is to be high-minded or conceited.
The Lord hates pride. I think mainly because it is like saying you don't need God. We can't do anything without His power. Prideful behavior would be the opposite of love for others.
God bless you today!
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