Love Does Not Behave Rudely

1 Corinthians 13:5  

[Love] does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil. …

In describing what true godly love is, the apostle Paul listed many things it is not. Rudeness and self-seeking are the opposite of outgoing, giving love.

Love is peaceful and not easily provoked to anger, and it seeks good and stays far away from evil.

For more about avoiding rudeness, see “Are You Rude?”

See also our article “The Love Chapter.”

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