Thursday, February 11, 2010
16 Characteristics of love: 1 Love Suffers Long: Having patience with imperfect people. 2 Love is Kind: Active in doing good. 3 Love Does Not Envy: Since love is non-possessive and noncompetitive, it actually wants other people to get ahead. 4 Love Does Not Parade Itself: We don't have to wear our acts of love like a badge or hold them over others heads. 5 Love Is Not Puffed Up: Treating others arrogantly. 6 Love Does Not Behave Rudely: Displays good manners and courtesy. 7 Love Does Not Seek It's Own: It is unselfish, not insisting on it's own rights or demanding precedence. 8 Love Is Not Provoked: It is not irritable or touchy, rough or hostile, but is graceful under pressure. 9 Love Thinks No Evil: It does not keep an account of wrongs done to it; instead it, erases resentments. 10 Love Does Not Rejoice In Iniquity: Finding satisfaction in the shortcomings of others and spreading an evil report. 11 Love Rejoices In Truth: Love aggressively goes about advertising the good in people. 12 Love Bears All Things: Defending and holding other people up.13 Love Believes All Things: This is expressed by always looking for the good or the "Christ" in others usually when it is the most difficult to find or see. It credit others with good intentions and is not suspicious of there motives.14 Love Hopes All Things: Never giving up on people, but affirming their future. 15 Love Endures All Things: Persevering and remaining loyal to the end. 16 Love Never Fails: When we apply the agape Love of God with this defining list of characteristics to our relationships and situation we will truly succeed just as Jesus did. Their was no failure in Him because He always flowed within the Love and power of God. Love in and of it self is eternal, for God is Love, therefore love is eternal.