The patience of love appears in I Corinthians 13:4, which refers to the unconditional love that God demonstrates toward people. Christian commentators encourage Christians to replicate this kind of patience in relationships with others.
Some Christians point out that patience is the first trait of love mentioned in I Corinthians 13:4-8, suggesting that this means it is the most important attribute of love. Bible scholars define patience as evidence of unconditional love. Others recognize patience as an attribute of a person's behavior in relationships.
The I Corinthians passage is frequently read at weddings, but some Bible scholars teach that the apostle Paul actually wrote I Corinthians 13 to chide his contemporaries for abusing spiritual gifts, explaining love as an action that people see, experience and demonstrate.