The Characteristics of God’s Love (Part 5) – Love is NOT Boastful, Proud or Arrogant
I will continue today on the series entitled, “The Characteristics of God’s Love.”
We are still dealing with the 20 Characteristics of God’s Love found in 1 Corinthians 13.
We have learnt so far how the LOVE of God allows us to:
And NOT be envious
Today we will learn that Love Is NOT Boastful, Proud, or Arrogant.
Here are some of the things I cover in the message:
The Bible says, “Love endures with patience and serenity, love is kind and thoughtful, and is not jealous or envious; love does not brag and is not proud or arrogant.” (1 Cor 13:4)
To be boastful is to speak of one’s self with excessive pride; having an excessively high opinion of oneself.
To operate in pride is to think more highly of yourself than you ought to think; possessing a high or unreasonable conceit of one’s own excellence.
Pride is a weapon of our enemy. As a matter of fact, it is one of his three major weapons.
Satan’s “big three” weapons are (1 John 2:16):
1) The lust of the flesh,
2) the lust of the eyes, and
3) the pride of life.
To be arrogant means you have an attitude of superiority; you are “full of yourself”; this is an extreme form of pride.
A believer has no need to be…
- Boastful in one’s own abilities…
- Proud of anything pertaining to the flesh… or
- Arrogant in any way.
*** When you love God and you rest in His love for you, your focus is on God, His ability, His power and His strength.
Get inspired to stop esteeming yourself above others because love does not brag and is not proud or arrogant.
Rest in God’s love and know that He will exalt you in due season.
Get inspired to LOVE even when you are not noticed or recognized by anyone else.
Rest in the fact that God sees you when no one else does and He will open doors for you that no man can close!
Remember, Love is PATIENT, Love is KIND, Love ENDURES LONG, Love is NOT ENVIOUS and love does not brag, is not proud, and is not arrogant.
Until next week….