Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.
Live a less self-centered life by focusing more on God and by being kind to others. Humility doesn’t mean being weak, it’s actually the opposite. It’s being so strong in your faith that you are obedient to God’s Word no matter the circumstances.
For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
As followers of Jesus Christ we should follow the example he set for us when he came to serve, and not to be served. He showed us how to help the weak and we must, with humility and love, also do the same. How wonderful it is to serve God by serving others.
Love is not rude. Who likes to be around an unpleasant person? No one that’s who. When you’re the one being rude you don’t see it as such a big deal. Oh, but when someone is being rude to you it is a very big deal. Sometimes we even treat friends, coworkers, or total strangers better than we treat our spouse. The bottom line is we need to treat others the way we would like to be treated and we need to act in a way that makes us a pleasure to be around.
Do nothing from selfish or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves.
Love isn’t jealous and it is not selfish. Jealousy and selfishness go hand in hand. We are living in an age where selfish ambition is the norm. Our culture teaches us to think of ourselves as the top priority and when you’re in a relationship jealousy is bound to creep in when we selfishly put ourselves first before our partner. Love teaches us to be humble, and to put our partners needs and happiness above our own.