2.04.2010

Love does not boast...



Love....it does not boast.


Words do not come to mind.
I cannot comprehend it...cannot seem to make this aspect defined.
What do you think? What do you say?
How can boasting in the Lord lead towards love?
What say you? I need some help.
If you'd like to digress, comment and share.
Show this entry some love and care.
If you will, don't hesitate to help.

-Daughter of the King




1 comment:

  1. Hey Sarah, I was going through your "Love is..." posts since you commented on my blog that you did them, and I've come across this one in which you asked for ideas and help on this aspect, and over a year later, no comments. So, I'll comment.

    When I think of love as not boasting, I remember that boasting is about inflating yourself above others, showing your superiority in something. God instructs tells us that we should put others first though. Boasting about yourself is essentially demeaning somebody else in some way, which is obviously not loving.

    Then you have the verse about boasting in the Lord. We should remember that without Him, we are nothing. Everything we have and are is because of God All of our strengths are there because of Him.

    James 1:17 says--"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows."
    1 John 4:19 says--"We love because He first loved us."

    So if we're boasting in the Lord, it is because we are pointing back to God, saying that it is because of Him that I know how to love, it is Him that I have these gifts or abilities. Boasting in the Lord is taking the "I'm number one!" mentality out of it and instead saying, "He is number one!" It is an act of love, because it is an act of praise, and it is pointing others toward God.

    That's what I think of. :-)

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