By Hugh Binning
1st Corinthians 13 5 —doesn’t behave itself inappropriately,..
Then Love does nothing unseemly, “doesn’t behave itself inappropriately,” 1st Cor. 13.5. Vanity and swelling of mind will certainly breakout into some inappropriate carrying of one’s self, such as vain and conceited estimation, and similar things, but love keeps a sweetness and tastefulness in all its ways, so as not to provoke and irritate others, not to expose itself to contempt and mockery. Or it may be said, it is not disagreeable, It doesn’t account itself disgraced and abused, to associate and be friendly with men in a low state. It can with its Master bow down to wash the disciple’s feet, and not think it unseemly. Whatever it submits to in doing or suffering, it is not ashamed of it, as that it were not suitable or becoming.
Excerpt from The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning, Kindle edition, Loc.16480. [Language modernized by this site in places.]