Love Is Not Proud

January 2023
   In 1992, the book The Five Love Languages was published. It was written with the goal of helping people “express love to their mate.” The intention of this book is God-honoring and can be a great tool in the hands of someone sincerely looking at how to love others well. However, I have most often seen this book misused. Like me, you also have probably been asked dozens of times, “what’s your love language?”  Most of us, because of our sinful selfish natures, not because of the book; read this book and walk away keenly aware of what makes us feel loved. Not necessarily caring or aware of what the love language of our spouse is. We may read the book and stare across the room at the one whom God has placed most closely in our life, silently asking the question… “what have you done for me lately?”  Our natural tendency is to realize what we want and need as our primary focus; often not giving a thought to the ‘other’ in our life, except to make a list in our heads of how they could love us better.

   “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.” (1 Corinthians 13:4 New International Version).

   This love God has defined for us in 1 Corinthians “is not proud.” Other versions say that this love “is not pu ...

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