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CHARITY - the love of Christians for other persons, corresponding to the love of God for humankind
4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
Love endures with patience and serenity…
Love never gives up!!!!!
It is not hasty to anger or punishment.
Love’s power is demonstrated when it is exposed to trying circumstances…
Love is kind… It is helpful, considerate in actions.
Love is thoughtful - Thoughtful implies providing little attentions, offering services, or in some way looking out for the comfort or welfare of others
Love does not ENVY
ENVY: A feeling of discontent or covetousness with regard to another's advantages, success, possessions
Love does not Vaunt itself
Love is not Arrogant
5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
Unseemly – inappropriate, unbefitting, not in keeping with established standards of taste or proper form;
Rudeness - discourteous or impolite, especially in a deliberate way: a rude reply.
-rough in manners or behavior; unmannerly; uncouth.
Selfish- devoted to or caring only for oneself; concerned primarily with one's own interests, benefits, welfare, etc., regardless of others.
characterized by or manifesting concern or care only for oneself: selfish motives.
Love is not easily annoyed, pained, irritated, or bothered…
Love does not ·count up [keep a record of] wrongs that have been done.
6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
Injustice - unjust or unfair action or treatment.
Truth – right and truth prevail
7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
7 If you love someone, you will be loyal to him no matter what the cost. You will always believe in him, always expect the best of him, and always stand your ground in defending him.
The sense here is, that the influences of the Holy Spirit on the heart make a man moderate in all indulgences; teach him to restrain his passions, and to govern himself; to control his evil propensities, and to subdue all inordinate affection. . . . A Christian must be a temperate man; and if the effect of his religion is not to produce this, it is false and vain. . . . Nothing does more scandal to religion than such indulgences; and, other things being equal, he is the most under the influence of the Spirit of God who is the most thoroughly a man of temperance.
and they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
Mortify – to destroy the strength, vitality, or functioning of…. To subdue or deaden (as the body or bodily appetites) especially by abstinence or self-inflicted pain or discomforted…
Affections – a feeling of liking and caring for someone or something.
Lust – a strong feeling of sexual desire, a strong desire for something.
The active and individual desire resulting from the diseased condition of the soul
Mildness combined with tenderness
Gracious, kindly disposition, controlled strength
A disposition that is even-tempered, tranquil, balanced in spirit, unpretentious and that has passions under control
A character that is equitable, reasonable, forbearing, moderate, fair and considerate
Power and strength under control
Willing to pardon injuries, correct faults. One who rules his spirit well
To believe in or on Christ, implying knowledge or assent to and confidence in Him,
Faith is the essential nature of my desire with the expectation of obtaining that which I desire and it is the foundation of my conviction with the manifestation of truths that my conviction is not baseless….
Fidelity which makes one true to his promise and faithful to his task
Steadfast, dedicated, dependable and worthy of trust
Steadfast, unchanging and thoroughly grounded in relation to the other
Dependability, loyalty and stability
This quality is not only needed in our own personal relationship with God, but it is also needed in our own personal relationships with our friends and our families.
A true friend will stay by your side for life – through thick and thin and for better or for worse.
Beneficence, ready to do good, love in action
Kindness in actual manifestation, virtue equipped for action, a bountiful propensity both to will and to do what is good, intrinsic goodness producing a generosity and a Godlike state or being
The word beneficence means the fact or quality of being kind or doing good
These people are good down to their very cores of their personalities. You can see it and feel it when you get around these types of people.
In other words, a truly good person could not even begin to try and use you or manipulate you for their own personal gain because they are too good and righteous to even begin to think along those lines.
Psalm 119:68 “You are good and what you do is good.”
God’s goodness is an aspect of His being—it is also the way He acts.
Is the “good” I do based on God’s standards in His Bible, or society’s standards and standards I’ve created?
How do my actions show God’s right way of life? How do my actions show God’s law?
Would God call what I am about to do “good”? If yes, what evidence from the Bible shows it?
Am I just? Am I fair? Am I obedient to God’s commandments? Am I generous in doing good to others?