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Love Is Not Proud

Pride is like patience in at least one way: both can be either good or bad. Patience in waiting for a guard to move so you can rob a bank is a bad thing. Patience in helping your child learn … Continue reading

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Love Does Not Boast

To “boast” has a fairly specific meaning in our English language. It means, “to speak with excessive pride about one’s own accomplishments, talents, or possessions.” It does not take a Bible scholar to know that love does not do those … Continue reading

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Love Does Not Envy

There are two words in the language of the New Testament that can be translated by our English word “envy.” One is always used in the negative sense – it means to begrudge someone their success and want to take away what … Continue reading

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Love is Kind

“Love,” Sinatra and others tell us, “is a many-splendored thing.”  I think this captures much of the Hallmark sense of what love is: love is made up of many splendid virtues and attitudes.  If you think back to the Valentine’s … Continue reading

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Love Is Patient

  “Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy…”  This description of love from 1 Corinthians is familiar to most of us.  Maybe too familiar!  Have you ever thought that it is odd that the most well known … Continue reading

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