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Love… does not behave rudely… – 1 Corinthians 13:5


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A couple of days ago, while thinking about this series of posts, I was struck by the thought that we really have no excuse for not understanding the love God expects of us.  He has given us a lot of information in this chapter, as well as many other places in the bible with teaching and examples, both positive and negative.  We can only conclude that we are just not paying enough attention or are too distracted by so many other things in our lives.

Anyway, on with the series.  Now we come to the 5th verse of 1 Corinthians 13.

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Love …is not puffed up. -1 Corinthians 13


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This is the third aspect of the set described in this verse (1 Corinthians 13:4) that are NOT a part of the love we are to have for each other.

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 1 Corinthians 13:4  NKJV (emphasis mine)

All three of these are related.  I have heard it described that envy is jealousy regarding another person and that bragging, or parading myself, is wanting others to be jealous of me.  The last one, being puffed up, speaks to an attitude of arrogance.

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