The Test: Are You a Loving Person?

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As you go through the Biblical characteristics of love presented in 1 Corinthians 13, please honestly mark your answers thoughtfully.

Love will suffer long.
Are you long-suffering?
Yes ____ No ____

Love is kind.
Are you a kind person?
Yes ____ No ____

Love does not envy.
Are you a jealous person?
Yes ____ No ____

Love is not proud.
Are you a proud and arrogant person?
Yes ____ No ____

Love does not behave unseemly.
Do you engage in wrongful behavior in private, or in public?  
Yes ____ No ____

Love does not seek its own.
Do you seek great things for yourself: power, wealth, or position?
Yes ____ No ____

Love is not easily provoked.
Are you easily provoked to anger?
Yes ____ No ____

Love thinks no evil.
Are you a critical person, and think badly about others?
Yes ____ No ____

Love is not happy about inappropriate behavior.
Is there inappropriate behavior that brings you joy?
Yes ____ No ____

Love rejoices in the truth.
Do you love the truth? Do you love God’s Word?  
Yes ____ No ____

Love will bear all things.
Do you bear the difficulties and setbacks in life without anger, bitterness, or resentment?
Yes ____ No ____

Love will believe all things.
Do you believe the good about others?
Yes ____ No ____

Love is filled with hope.
Do you have hope in your heart?
Yes ____ No ____

Love will endure all things.
Do you love for better and for worse, in sickness and in health?
Yes ____ No ____

Are you a loving person, according to 1 Corinthians 13? 
Yes ____ No ____

Please review your answers with someone close to you for confirmation, or to be challenged.

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