According to 1 Corinthians 13 Love is patient and kind; love does not Envy or Boast.....
Websters Dictionary says Envy is to Begrudge - so what is Begrudge:
*To give or concede reluctantly or with a displeasure.
* To look upon with disapproval
What did it say about Boast?
* To puff oneself up in speech speak vaingloriously.
* To speak of or assert with excessive pride.
* To posses and often call attention to (something that is a source of pride)
Proverbs 23:6 Eat not the bread of him who has a hard, grudging, and envious eye, neither desire his dainty foods;
Philippians 1:15 It’s true that some are preaching out of jealousy and rivalry. But others preach about Christ with pure motives.
Job 5:2 Surely resentment destroys the fool, and jealousy kills the simple.
So if God is Love and we are striving to be more like God, and Love is not puffed up or vainglorious, then I/we need to humble ourselves and not think more of ourselves than we aught to. Giving from our hearts and not begrudgingly or with ulterior motives. Selah...
To be continued...