"[love] rejoices in the truth"
~~~~from I Cor 13 ... it was one of those times where you just cannot get a verse out of your head.
Here is the whole section on love from I Cor 13:
"Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things."
Those who have known me for a long time may remember years ago when I inserted my own name in place of the word "love" in this section.
Try it with YOUR name....here is mine:
Clevsea suffers long
Clevsea is kind
Clevsea does not envy
Clevsea does not parade herself
Clevsea is not puffed up
Clevsea does not behave rudely
Clevsea does not seek her own
Clevsea is not provoked
Clevsea thinks no evil
Clevsea does not rejoice in iniquity
Clevsea rejoices in the truth
Clevsea bears all things
Clevsea believes all things
Clevsea hopes all things
Clevsea endures all things
Do you think that all the above is true of me?
Do you think that IF it were that it would be because I am just that great?
Of course NOT. This is when we can see how the fruit of the HOLY Spirit might look in us and in our behavior when we submit to the Lord Jesus Christ and allow His Spirit to exhibit in us.
It's not the fruit of the Clevsea------it IS the fruit of the HOLY Spirit.