Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away.
Those who are involved in ministry we see in verses 9-10, that our gifts don’t mean one iota if we do not love. If we are arrogant, rude, self-seeking, and constantly wanting our own way. Ministry is not about us, it’s about Him. Sometimes we can get that confused – i.e. “This is my ministry.”
Lord Jesus, help me to love you and love others as you have called me to do. I need your help. Help me to be restrained in my speech. Soften my heart toward those in need. Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing in Your sight for You are my Rock and Redeemer, (Psalm 19:14).