Biblical Charity or Love

4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil. 1 Corinthians 13:4-5

Biblical charity (Love) is long-suffering it endures all the hardships life throws at us. 

It is never about self (egotistical) nor used in a condescending manner (putting others down).

Here is a tough one true biblical charity is not easily provoked (anger issues anyone) and never thinks evil of anyone (ouch).   

1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:1-3

The Apostle Paul in his first letter to the church at Corinth new all to well the need for Biblical Charity coupled with humility.

Paul was a “great Apostle” although during his time it may not have seemed so, today we can clearly make a case for such. Yet here he says:

Although I have all these great gifts bestowed upon me by God; without Charity I AM NOTHING. 

To be certain I am not an advocate of Christians are all about “love” and only love nonsense where “christians” (yes I used a small c) are supposed to be pacifist wimps.  READ THE BOOK, Jesus was a real man, a Carpenter by trade no small task in His day,  He cleared His Fathers house with a whip, and called out the ruling class “Woe unto you” numerous times.  Are we not, when times are appropriate, to be like Jesus? He did all these and never sinned because He did them with righteous judgement and Love (Charity).

 

 

 

 

 

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