Love does not dwell on what is bad

I’m continuing to read “The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life In God” by Dallas Willard as a member of the Friday morning men’s group at our church. Today on pages 105-106 I read the following translation of 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, and the phrase does not dwell on what is bad really got my attention:

Love suffers long and is kind. Love does not exalt itself, is not vain, does not do stupid things, is not acquisitive, is not easily irritated, does not dwell on what is bad. Love is not happy because of evil but rejoices in what is true. Love holds up under anything, has confidence in everything, hopes no matter what and puts up with everything imaginable.

I’m not sure which Bible translation this is from, but this version of these well known verses really resonate with me. Let us “rejoice in what is true.” 🙂

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  • Melissa

    Thanks for posting this! I really like this translation. In fact, I sent a link to my 13 year old son who is struggling with this concept right now. I’m hoping that he finds some clarity in this.

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