1 Corinthians 13, says Love is patient, love is kind. Love is beyond envy. To love means to have an inner orientation where, through the power of God, I will and work for the good of another person. Here's where it gets tricky. Love is not irritable.
Paul writes, but knowledge puffs up while love builds up. Puffed up is a really colorful term. It's like inflating a balloon that wants to look really big and impressive on the outside but inside is just a bunch of hot air waiting to get popped. Envy is something you do. Boasting is something you do. Puffed up is something you are. Paul hits them with these problems, these words, over and over and over in this letter. You envy. You boast. You're puffed up. You envy. You boast. You're puffed up.