1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Love meekly and patiently bears ill treatment from others. Love is kind, gentle, benign, pervading and penetrating the whole nature, mellowing all which would have been harsh and austere; is not envious. Love does not brag, nor does it show itself off, is not ostentatious, does not have an inflated ego, does not act unbecomingly, does not seek after the things which are its own, is not irritated, provoked, exasperated, aroused to anger, does not take into account the evil [which it suffers], does not rejoice at the iniquity but rejoices with the truth, endures all things, believes all things, hopes all things, bears up under all things, not losing heart nor courage. Love never fails. (An Expanded Translation by Kenneth S. Wuest)
LOVE IS KIND – God’s love is of a friendly nature, generous, hospitable, warm-hearted, and good. Here are some other words that describe the kindness of God’s love: God’s love is charitable and helpful, showing sympathy and understanding for others. It is considerate, forbearing, tolerant, courteous, and thoughtful, desiring only to promote another’s welfare. It is generous, liberal, and beneficial, demonstrating itself in kindly acts.
Love that is kind is one of the main qualities of Jesus’ ministry. Titus 3:4 describes the appearance of our Savior as kindness and love, “But after that the kindness and love of God our Savior toward man appeared….”
He didn’t mince words with the religious Pharisees, for He often rebuked them, but He was kind and compassionate to hurting humanity.
Love that is kind can take insult and injury but shows kindness in return, not returning evil for evil.
To endure wrong done to you can be the victory of your stubbornness.
To endure gently and deal kindly is the victory of love and grace.
Romans 5:5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.