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God Is Love, Part VII

Love is not puffed up. (haughty) I Corinthians 13:4

    The Greek word describes puffed up as inflated or haughty and the English word, haute literally means high or to look down one's nose in disdain. Like pride, haughtiness and arrogance are a stench in God's nostrils and it arouses His disapproval.

    Hollywood is a good example of haughty and arrogant people, showered with awards and wealth, idolized by millions of ignorant worshipers who want to be like them but can only imagine what it is like to be a star! Movie stars, rock stars and the like always portray the perfect life, filled with accolades, mansions, money and fame, but deep down in their hearts most are spiritually bankrupt, depressed and many even commit suicide proving that money can't by happiness.

    As the apostle Paul stated, "I would rather boast in my weaknesses" wanting to depend solely on the Lord who is our life rather than boast in his own independence. The life of a true disciple of Christ has nothing to boast of or become arrogant about because our life consists of exalting Him!

    Therefore most gladly I will boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong. II Corinthians 12:9,10

Your servant in Christ, Tim Laughlin