What does it mean that love is not proud?


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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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
First Corinthians 13 offers tremendous insight regarding the Christian perspective of love. As love is described, the stipulation that love "is not proud" is included (verse 4). The very word trans...

July 01 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

We don't put ourselves above other people, thinking they're wrong and we're right all the time, no! We're to love and treat each other right, plus be workers together in God's kingdom, and his church, not against one another.

January 08 2019 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
Love is edifying (1 Co 13:4-7). “Knowledge puffeth up, but love edifieth [builds up]” (1 Cor. 8:1). The purpose of spiritual gifts is the edification of the church (1 Cor. 12:7; 14:3, 5, 12, 17, 26). This means we must not think of ourselves, but of others; and this demands love.

The Corinthians were impatient in the public meetings (1 Cor. 14:29-32), but love would make them long suffering. They were envying each other’s gifts, but love would remove that envy. They were“ puffed up” with pride (1 Cor. 4:6, 18-19; 5:2), but love would remove pride and self-vaunting and replace it with a desire to promote others. “Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love, in honor preferring one another” (Rom. 12:10). -- WWW (https://bethelchurchmuncie.files.wordpress.com/2020/07/wiersbe-commentary-new-testament.pdf)

Love is patient, kind and caring,
Never arrogant or rude,
Never boastful, all things bearing;
Love rejoices in the truth.

When we’re caught up in believing
War will make the terror cease,
Show us Jesus’ way of living;
May our strength be in your peace. 

Carolyn Winfrey Gillette (2003)
-- God, Whose Love Is Always Stronger

Here's a prayer that we should pray when we're tempted to be proud:

When we’re caught up in believing
War will make the terror cease,
Show us Jesus’ way of living;
May our strength be in your peace.

July 05 2022 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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