(1 Cor 13:5 AMP) It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong].
Conceited: To be conceited is to have or display a sense of overbearing self-worth or self-importance. This is a character trait that can literally cause God’s favor to cease from operating in your life. Peter told us that God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble (1 Peter 5:5). You don’t want to be on the other side of God’s resistance. We see an example of this in 1st Samuel chapter 15. Saul got to the point where he was no longer “little in his own eyes” (1 Samuel 15:17).
What can we learn from Saul’s story?
1. Never forget the God who placed you in the position in the first place.
2. A GOOD thing is not always a GOD thing – if it goes against something God told you.
3. Never place YOUR WILL above God’s!
4. Partial obedience is disobedience.
5. Never get too big in your own mind – don’t believe the hype others say about you!
6. You are who you are by the Grace of God!