Jan 21, 2013

Love... Part 2

*1 CORINTHIANS 13:5*

Does not act unbecomingly (is not rude). Unbecomingly is translated: aschēmoneō - which means to behave unseemly.

The definition of unbecoming in the dictionary is: Not appropriate, attractive, or flattering - unsuitable or inappropriate - not proper or seemly - not in keeping with accepted standards of what is right or proper in polite society. The definition of rude is: insulting or uncivil; discourteous; impolite

It does not seek its own (is not self-seeking). This phrase comes from the words zēteō & heautou - which mean 'seek in order to find' & 'himself, herself, itself, themselves' - It means what it says.

The definition of self-seeking in the dictionary is: Pursuing only one's own ends or interests - Exhibiting concern only with promoting one's own ends or interests - taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others - interested only in yourself.

Is not provoked (is not easily angered). Provoke comes from the word paroxynō - which means to irritate, provoke, arouse to anger - to scorn, despise - to exasperate, to burn with anger.

The definition of provoke in the dictionary is: To incite to anger or resentment - To stir to action or feeling - To bring about deliberately; induce - to anger or infuriate.

Does not take into account a wrong suffered (keeps no record of wrongs). This is taken from the words logizomai & kakos - which means to not consider, take into account, weigh, meditate on - troublesome, injurious, pernicious, destructive, baneful things.

The definition of resentful in the dictionary is: Inclined to feel indignant ill will. Synonyms: bitter, hurt, wounded, angry, offended. 


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