Love IS . . .
The verses aren't about rules or reasons.
They are descriptions
Love Is . . .
meeting us at the threshold is
patience . . .
preceding all others, the genesis of qualities, the captain that
the others follow . . .
patience, the arbor that kindness, humility, and forgiveness must pass through . . .
"the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect, complete, lacking nothing." James 1:3-4
When patience has its perfect work ... kindness, humility, and forgiveness are released from a well of living water within . . . an uncapped well that becomes a fountain and all who drink from it are refreshed.
Patience . . . the benevolence of God.
God is LOVE and LOVE is PATIENT and He is faithful to give us the fruit of Spirit . . . patience.