Tag «The Apostle Paul»

What Are You Thinking About?

Paul finishes up with our praying in Philippians 4:6-7. Then he says we are to set our minds upon the things that will bring us to be more like Christ. Proverbs 23:7 says For as he thinks within himself, so he is. What are you thinking about? Paul writes… Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever …

Love Hopes All Things, Endures All Things

Today we conclude our study in 1 Corinthians 13. We will take on the last two “All things.” Paul writes to this love lacking church at Corinth… 1 Corinthians 13:4-8…Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not …

Love Bears All Things, Believes All Things

It is easy to see that love is a gift from God. For us, on our own, we couldn’t do all these godly qualities of love. After Paul gives us the negative verbs of love, he’s right back to finish up with some positive things. Paul says that love bears all things, believes all things, …

Love Rejoices With the Truth

We talked last time that we don’t rejoice when someone walks in sin. Paul follows that with, we do rejoice when they walk in truth. The truth only found in the word of God. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8… Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5 does not act unbecomingly; it …

Love Doesn’t Rejoice in Sin

We come to our 8th and final negative verb in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. Love does not rejoice in unrighteousness (sin).  Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, 6 does not rejoice …

Love is Not Self-Seeking

Here we have two more absolute negative verbs about love in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. As believers, love doesn’t seek its own interest, it’s not selfish. Love does not insist on its own rights. Seek is a very interesting word. Seek ζητέω (dzay-teh’-o) (zeteo) means to try to learn the location of something by movement from …

Love Does Not Act Unbecomingly

You might be thinking, these verses are meant for a marriage ceremony! Sure they work fine for that too. But Paul was speaking to the Corinthian church who were manifesting all these negative verbs of love. Being rude and ill-mannered was one of them. Especially with the Lord’s Supper 1 Corinthians 11:17–22. Look what Paul …

Love Doesn’t Brag

We continue our study in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. Here we will take on two more negative verbs about love. It’s important to note that the Greek uses the absolute negative (NOT) for each of these negative verbs we are discussing and the fact that they are all in the present tense means that this is …

Love is Not Jealous

We are continuing our study in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. We find ourselves in the first negative verb describing what love isn’t. Paul will now run off eight negatives verbs of love. Paul gave us two positive verbs of love which we discussed in the two previous posts. Click to review. Love is Patient and Love …