Since September 24 we have been defining love based on 1 Corinthians 13, here is the summary of what kind of love God has for us. This is also the type of love we need to ask the Lord to show us with which to love all people. The top line is the verse and the line in quotes the Greek meaning
Love suffers long
"Love patiently and passionately bears with others for as long as patience is needed;
Love is kind
"Love doesn't demand others to be like itself; rather, it is so focused on the needs of others that it bends over backward to become what others need it to be."
Love does not envy
"Love is not ambitious, self-centered, or so consumed with itself that it never thinks of the needs or desires that others possess."
Love is not puffed up.
"Love doesn't go around talking about itself all the time, constantly exaggerating and embellishing the facts to make it look more important in the sight of others."
Love does not behave rudely.
"Love does not behave in a prideful, arrogant, haughty, superior, snooty, snobbish, or clannish manner; Love is not rude and discourteous. It is not careless or thoughtless, nor does it carry on in a fashion that would be considered insensitive to others."
Love does not seek its own
"Love does not manipulate situations or scheme and devise methods that will twist situations to its advantage."
Love is not provoked.
"Love does not deliberately engage in actions or speak words that are so sharp; they cause an ugly or violent response."
Love thinks no evil
"Love does not deliberately keep records of wrongs or past mistakes."
Love does not rejoice in iniquity but rejoices in the truth.
"Love does not feel overjoyed when it sees an injustice done to someone else but is elated, thrilled, ecstatic, and overjoyed with the truth."
Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
"Love protects, shields, guards, covers, conceals, and safeguards people from exposure Love strains forward with all its might to believe the very best in every situation; Love always expects and anticipates the best in others and the best for others; Love never quits, never surrenders, and never gives up."
Love never fails
"Love never disappoints, never fails, and never lets anyone down."
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Let this be a mirror in your life and a reminder. A mirror to always check how we love others and a reminder as to how God loves us!