I don’t know about you, but as we are going through this list of negative verbs about love 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, if anything it’s making me stop and think about my actions towards others.
This is really an accounting term. It means that love doesn’t keep a record of someone else’s wrongs.
Instead, you see when you love someone you choose to cover a multitude of their sins against you. You don’t keep dwelling on what somebody has done to hurt you. Love doesn’t keep a record and it doesn’t hang onto those memories that will cause you to eventual strike back.
Take into account λογίζομαι (log-id’-zom-ahee) logízomai (logizomai from logos = reason) means to reckon, count, compute, calculate. To overthink something in a detailed and logical manner.
Love doesn’t harbor resentment, it doesn’t keep mulling over these negative things in our minds. Paul reminds us in Ephesians 4:32 to… Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.
Can you bring things up that happened years ago to you from a friend or family member? Can you give great details about the wrong suffered to you? Do you bring that out when you are upset at them, throwing it in their face? If so, you are keeping a record of wrongs, and love doesn’t do that!
Love does not take into account a wrong suffered. Well, maybe this will help us.
Did you know that logizomai (Take into account) is the very same verb used to describe the pardoning act of God when He does not impute to us our guilt?
namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation. 2 Corinthians 5:19
How blessed is the man to whom the LORD does not impute iniquity, And in whose spirit there is no deceit! Psalm 32:2
“BLESSED IS THE MAN WHOSE SIN THE LORD WILL NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT.” Romans 4:8
You see, when God forgives us and saves us, He keeps no records of wrong, no sin record. Psalm 103:12 says As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us. Instead, He imputes to us His righteousness.
2 Corinthians 5:21
He made Him who knew no sin
to be sin on our behalf,
so that we might become
the righteousness of God in Him.
BLESSED IS THE MAN WHOSE SIN
THE LORD WILL NOT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT
Keep no record of wrongs and forgive!