I am to be an example to the believers in love. 1Tim 4.12
Since I have purified my soul in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, I must love the other believers fervently with a pure heart. 1Pet 1.22
All that I do is to be done with love. 1Cor 16.14
All that I do with my wife is to be done with love. All that I do with my co-workers must be done in love.
I pursue love. I pursue love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts. 1Cor 14.1
As a man elect of God, holy and beloved, I put on tender mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering. I bear with the others, and forgive the others; if I ever have a complaint against any one of them I must forgive them, just as Christ forgave me. Above all things I put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. Col 3.12 – 3.14
I am to be rooted and grounded in love. Eph 3.16
God has poured out his love into my heart by the Holy Spirit whom He has given to me. Rom 5.5
I walk in love. Eph 5.2
I am merciful, even as my Father in heaven is merciful. Lk 6.36
I am to suffer long. I am to be patient. I can wait, even when it hurts.
I am to be kind. I am to be gentle to others. I treat others with respect.
I am not to be jealous. I am not to envy others who are blessed with something which I lack. I am not to envy successful ministers, those who have more than me or anyone at all.
I am not to brag. I am not to show off. I am not desirous of being the centre of men’s attention. I do not try to impress people by parading MYSELF and what I can do or have done. I do not strut about arrogantly.
I am not to be arrogant. I refuse to be arrogant. I do not boastfully and arrogantly judge others. I am not to criticise and complain about others. I am not puffed up. I am down to earth. I associate with the humble.
I am not to behave unbecomingly. I am not to behave rudely. I must seek to fit in, being sensitive to the emotional needs of others. Where I can, I observe the cultural customs of men provided it is innocent. I don’t talk too much. I think of the wants of others. I treat God with respect.
I do not seek my own will, but God’s. I don’t seek my own interests, but the interests of all, especially Christ. I don’t seek my own honour, rather, I have a zeal for the glory of God. I am not to seek my own will, but God’s. I am not to seek my own interests, but the interests of all, especially Christ. I must not seek my own honour, rather, I must have a zeal for the honour of God. I must not seek my own profit, but the profit of all, that they may be saved. 1 Cor 10:32
I am not to be provoked. I must not get annoyed or irritable with people. I must never lose my temper.
I am not to think of evil things, or evil things about people. I am not to take into account wrongs suffered at the hands of another. I do not allow evil suspicions concerning others to take root in my mind. I believe the best I can about others. When I know that something in them is bad I hope for a change. I hold out hope that it was an exceptional, not a habitual kind of thing in their life. I do not think about how to gratify sinful passions.
I cover over sins – not mentioning them unless it will produce some good to do so. I do not repeat the matter of past offences.
I do not rejoice in iniquity, but I do rejoice in the truth!
I bear all things.
I believe everything God says, because I trust Him. I believe the best about others. I believe in God’s love and compassion and promises.
I am abounding in positive expectation and hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. I hope for the best about others. I hope in God and His Word.
I endure all things for the sake of Christ.
God’s love in me never fails. 1Cor 13.4-13.8
I go and do likewise, even as the Samaritan cared for and bound up the wounds of a stranger.
I love Marilena, my wife. I am to love her as Christ loved the church, and gave himself for her. Eph 5.25
I must love the Lord my God with all my heart, with all my soul, with all my mind, and with all my strength, and I love my neighbour as myself. Lk 10.27