The Fruit of Love

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 Love is patient,

In times of testing love is longsuffering, willing to endure and wait for the Lord’s answer.

Love is kind.

Love never grows weary in doing good, especially to those who are of the household of faith. -Gal 6:10

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.

Love is humble, longsuffering, slow to anger  and puts others first. -Phil 2:3

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices in the truth.

Love takes no pleasure in wrong doing, but has joy in the flowering of truth – in the unfolding of God’s Word. -Ps 119:130

It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will fail; where there are tongues, they will cease; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

Love never fails or comes to an end. It is never powerless or without effect. His love is everlasting. -Jer 31:3;Ps 103:17


Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.

Love is the key. Joy is love singing. Peace is love resting. Patience is love enduring. Kindness is love’s truth. Goodness is love’s character. Faithfulness is love’s habit. Gentleness is love’s self-forgetfulness. Self-control is love being the reins” — Donald G. Barnhouse


Word Study
From Netbible 1 Cor 13:4

  • patient[3114]
    • to be of a long spirit, not to lose heart
    • to persevere bravely in enduring misfortunes and troubles
    • to be patient in bearing the offenses and injuries of others
    • to be mild and slow in avenging
    • to be longsuffering, slow to anger, slow to punish
  • kind[5541]
    • to act benevolently, to be useful to others

From Netbible 1 Cor 13:8

  • Love never fails[1601]
    • never perishes or falls away
    • never is powerless or without effect
  • Prophecies will fail[2673]
    • will cease, have no power, pass away, vanish
  • Tongues will cease[3973]
    • will stop, come to an end
  • Knowledge will pass away[2673]
    • will cease, have no power, fail, vanish

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