LOVE DEFINED



love - The Definition
(1 Corinthians 13)


LOVE ENDURES LONG AND IS PATIENT AND KIND;
LOVE IS NEVER ENVIOUS NOR BOILS OVER WITH JEALOUSY,
IS NOT BOASTFUL OR VAIN GLORIOUSLY,
DOES NOT DISPLAY ITSELF HAUGHTILY.
IT IS NOT CONCEITED (ARROGANT OF INFLATED WITH PRIDE);
IT IS NOT RUDE (UNMANNERLY)
AND DOES NOT ACT UNBECOMINGLY.
LOVE (GOD’S LOVE IN US) DOES NOT INSIST ON ITS OWN RIGHTS
OR ITS OWN WAY,
FOR IT IS NOT SELF-SEEKING;
IT IS NOT TOUCHY OR FRETFUL OR RESENTFUL;
IT TAKES NO ACCOUNT OF THE EVIL DONE TO IT
(IT PAYS NO ATTENTION TO A SUFFERED WRONG).
IT DOES NOT REJOICE AT INJUSTICE AND UNRIGHTEOUSNESS
BUT REJOICES WHEN RIGHT AND TRUTH PREVAIL.
LOVE BEARS UP UNDER ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING THAT COMES,
IT IS EVER READY TO BELIEVE THE BEST OF EVERY PERSON,
ITS HOPES ARE FADELESS UNDER ALL CIRCUMSTANCES,
AND IT ENDURES EVERYTHING (WITHOUT WEAKENING).
LOVE NEVER FAILS (NEVER FADES OUT OR BECOMES OBSOLETE OR COMES TO AN END).