Love Is Not Arrogant or Rude





Love is not arrogant or rude. In our natural state, our world revolves around ourselves; if we think of the other person before ourselves, we are considered weak. Why then would God expect us to be humble and kind?




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Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude.

1 Corinthians 13:4-5a, ESV



Talk no more so very proudly; let no arrogance come from your mouth, for the Lord is the God of knowledge; and by Him actions are weighed.

1 Samuel 2:3, ESV





Love Is Not Arrogant or Rude




Love is not rude or arrogant; the two certainly go hand in hand. In this culture, arrogance is generally thought of as a good trait. Just look at the Walt Disney movies for children; what is the character of the hero or heroine? Arrogance supposedly means self confidence; rudeness is actually emulated among the teen culture. The manner in which they tease each other is usually filled with "bashing" everyone else, including their best friends.



In our natural state, our world revolves around ourselves; if we think of the other person before ourselves, we are considered weak. Why then would God expect us to be humble and kind--especially when others are being completely unkind to us?



Love is a many faceted emotion; it's depth is truly amazing. What we need to remember is that we are not in this world to glorify our own self. As Christians, everything we do is to glorify God. There is no room for arrogance, because we understand that everything that is good about us is good because God made it so!



Talk no more so very proudly; let no arrogance come from your mouth, for the Lord is the God of knowledge; and by Him actions are weighed.



1 Samuel 2:3 is a very sobering reminder that our actions are always visible to God. By Him our actions are weighed! Look at Christ, our perfect example. He, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, was willing to come to this earth as a baby born to poor parents. As a child he became a carpenter and lived under the subjection of His parents. As an adult, He was crucified for us; there is no greater humility to endure than what Christ endured while on earth.



What an amazing God we have! Love is not arrogant or rude. God is love!



Pray today that God will give you a humble spirit toward everyone around you, and that you will remember that the good you see in your life was put there by God!







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