Love . . . is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily. It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly . . . . — 1 CORINTHIANS 13:4,5 (Amplified)
It’s always flesh that is boastful, haughty, conceited, arrogant, inflated with pride, rude, and unmannerly.
And by an act of your own will, you can decide not to give in to these fleshly temptations. You can decide rather to walk in love — to walk in the Spirit.
The battle is there between your human spirit and your flesh. But the Bible says, “. . . Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh” (Gal. 5:16).
Decide to allow your spirit to dominate. When the temptation comes, stand still a moment and begin to speak the Word of God. Begin to say, “I am born of love. I will allow the love of God within me to dominate.” When the temptation comes, begin to speak the Word of God. Begin to say, “I am born of love. I will allow the love of God within me to dominate this situation.”
And the love of God will rise up big within you!
Confession: I am a love person. Therefore, I am not boastful or vainglorious. I do not display myself haughtily. I am not conceited — arrogant and inflated with pride. I am not rude. I am not unmannerly. I do not act unbecomingly. I act in love.
Source: Faith Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin. Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications. Copyright © 1988 RHEMA Bible Church AKA Kenneth Hagin Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved.
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