Love is Selfless

I Corinthians 13:4-5

I Corinthians 13:4-8a Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails.

Selfless Characteristics

Does not envy

Envy / Jealousy – to be intensely red

Does not boast

Boast – speak of oneself with excessive pride

Is not proud

Pride – inflate yourself

Is not self-seeking

Self-seeking – Focused upon yourself

Secret

We can focus upon others and live selflessly when we recognize that Jesus selflessly focused upon us

Key

Philippians 2:2-4 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

Example

Philippians 2:5-8 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in very nature God,
    did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
7 rather, he made himself nothing
    by taking the very nature of a servant,
    being made in human likeness.
8 And being found in appearance as a man,
    he humbled himself
    by becoming obedient to death—
        even death on a cross!

Love looks out the window, not in the mirror

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