What does it mean that love does not boast?


1 Corinthians 13:4

ESV - 4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant

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In 1 Corinthians 13, the famous Bible chapter on love, the apostle Paul details God's greatest gift. Part of the description of love is a list of negatives-what love is not. One of these negatives,...

July 01 2013 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Mini James Kraft 74 year old retired pipeline worker
We are all sinners saved by grace. We have nothing to boast in but the Cross. If Jesus blood sacrifice for all sin was not sufficient to save us, no one would be saved because we are all sinners. First John 1:8 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. But thank God Jesus took all of our sins upon Him so that we do not have to go to hell to pay for them.

So why should we hold others in contempt when we our selves are corrupt? What did we do for our salvation? Nothing. Jesus paid it all, and we did nothing for it... Should we not show grace to others? We have nothing to boast in. We are all saved the same way. That Jesus died for all our sins, according to the scripture, that He rose again on the third day, according to the scripture. First Corinthians 15:1-4

Galatians 5:15 If we bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed on of another. We are to show grace to others on doubtful things. Romans 14:4 For God is able to make him stand.

Love does not boast in our own righteousness. Love's only boast is Jesus' righteousness. We all fall short of the glory of God, and should show grace to others who do not live up to our standard of holiness. Colossians 2:20-23

Love is kind, bearing one another's burdens with gladness of heart. Love does not pick at every little thing others do, to make our selves more righteous. Love says we are to consider others better than ourselves. Love is humility knowing that we are all sinners, and we are not perfect either.

God is love. We love Him because He first loved us and gave Himself for us.
Jesus came to forgive sin, not to condemn us. Should we not show that grace to others? Grace is love. Without grace, their would be no salvation. 

Love is do unto others as you would have them do unto you in action. It is compassion instead of judging. It can only come from the spirit in us. Ephesians 1:13

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