God is . . . Love (Exploring the awesome nature of God, part 7c) Aug 9, 2009

1 John 4:7-8 – as we are loved by God, so should we love others

2 Things Love is:
1. Longsuffering
2. Kind

4 of the 8 things love is not:
1. Love does not envy
  – envy seeks to murder and kill
  – love keeps its distance from envy
  – envy multiplies quickly

2. Does not parade itself
  – love in action can work anonymously

3. Is not puffed up (arrogand and self-focused)
  – love focuses on others

4. Does not behave rudely
  – as I am loved, I am to love