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Saturday, February 4, 2017
This is Love Day 4 - No Boasting No Pride
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
Love is not about pride.
Love is not about touting your own accomplishments or good traits or even arrogance
Let that sink in.
Let others say praises and accolades about you instead of yourself.
When it comes to pride, LOVE IS NOT PROUD!
The word Pride is often misunderstood. So, what does that mean? It means:
Feeling Deep pleasure or satisfaction as a result of one's own achievements, qualities, or possessions.
It's not just a sense of respect or honor. It's borderline arrogance and a sense that you accomplished it - Almost a praising of yourself instead of giving God the glory.
It is having or showing a high or excessively high opnion of oneself of one's importance.
So, if love does not boast and is not proud, what is it?
It is humble and speaks well of others before yourself. It is not shoving yourself or things you enjoy in someone else's face or against their will. It is considering the pleasures of others over the pleasures of yourself.