First Corinthians 12:4-8 “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
First Corinthians chapter 13 may be the greatest chapter on love in all the Bible and love is displayed here by many tangible evidences. It is patient; with people and circumstances. It is kind; to people and animals. It doesn’t brag; about self but brags about others and glorifies God and gives Him the credit. It isn’t arrogant; lording over people your position, power, or knowledge. It isn’t rude; but polite and displays manners and proper etiquette. It doesn’t insist on its own way; but give precedence and priorities to others, even if it has to compromise. It isn’t irritable; it is not easily provoked to anger by people or circumstances. It isn’t resentful; it rejoices when others succeed, even at their own expense. It doesn’t rejoice in wrongdoing; it never delights in other people’s sins…instead, it rejoices in the truth of the Bible, it bears all thing (all means all), believes all things (gives people the benefit of the doubt), hopes all things (hopes for the best for all concerned) and endures all (all, like being used, abused, persecuted and so on). These things are love.