Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Percepton today...Love...Epilogue

Ok, so a final note on love.  I thought I would share the rest of 1 Corinthians 13 with you.  I shared a portion of it when talking about the characteristics of love, but now I'll share the whole chapter, affectionately referred to as the "Love Chapter" in the Bible.  It shows you just how important God thinks love is.  (VERY important!)

Also, I'd like to steer anybody who comes across this blog post over to Sarah Elizabeth's blog at Daughter of the King.  On the right side column of her blog, you'll find several links where she has blogged about some of the characteristics of love from this same chapter of the Bible.  (a few of the links were not working for me, but I'm not sure if that was a glitch just for me or if those links no longer work, but others are still active with a blog post).

1 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.
 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
 8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
 13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

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