Love and dating in the bible
However, it does not mean indifference, which would ignore an offense.Kindness is similar to patience but refers to how we treat others.Love never fails.1 Corinthians 13:4–8a (New International Version) Now let's take apart the verse and examine each aspect.This kind of love bears with offenses and is slow to repay or punish those who offend us.This kind of love may take the form of a gentle rebuke when careful discipline is needed.This kind of love appreciates and rejoices when others are blessed with good things and does not allow jealousy and resentment to take root.This kind of love seeks to avoid involvement in evil and help others steer clear of evil, too.It rejoices when loved ones live according to truth.
This love gives others the benefit of the doubt, trusting in their good intentions.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
This kind of love hopes for the best where others are concerned, knowing God is faithful to complete the work he started in us.
This hope encourages others to press forward in the faith.