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The God Kind of Love (Day 1) - Love is patient

Updated: Nov 20, 2023

Welcome to Day 1 of the God Kind of Love.


This series is inspired by the characteristics of Love mentioned in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a.


The focus of todays blog is Love is Patient in 1 Corinthians 13:4.





There are several Greek and Hebrew words for the word Love which are found in the Bible.


The words are as follows:

  1. Hebrew word: Ahab or Ahav (Single word used for love in Hebrew)

  2. Greek word: Agape (Unconditional love)

  3. Greek word: Agapao (Gods love)

  4. Greek word: Eros (Romantic love)

  5. Greek word: Phileo/Philia (Friendly love)

  6. Greek word: Philadelphia (Brotherly love)

  7. Greek word: Storge (Familial/ Family love)



The focus of this blog series will be on Agapé.


The Greek word for Love in 1 Corinthians 13 is agapé meaning love or goodwill.


Agapé has the following definitions:

  1. The active/unconditional love of God for His Son and His people. The active love His people are to have for God and each other even enemies.

  2. A type of meal shared by Christians (love feast)

  3. The love of God or Christ for Mankind


Now that you have an understanding of Love according to 1 Corinthians 13.


I will move onto defining the characteristic of being patient.


The Greek word for patient in 1 Corinthians 13 is makrothumos which means being long-spirited.


The dictionary definition of being patient is "bearing provocation, annoyance, misfortune, delay, hardship, pain, etc., with fortitude and calm and without complaint, anger, or the like."


Source (dictionary.com app) accessed on 1.2.2023.


Synonyms of being patient include...

  • Long suffering

  • Forbearing

  • Being tolerant.


In conclusion, love is patient means that you endure the hard and difficult things. This does not mean that you should stay in a harmful or abusive situation.


Loving with patience enables you to persevere and overcome in all circumstances.


What is one thing/action you can take to show patient love in your relationship?


Let me know in the comments.


Yours in sisterly love

Sylvia.



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