Monday, October 17, 2011

Protects, Trusts, Hopes, Perseveres

"Love" is probably one of the most used word in the English language. You love your spouse. You love your kids. You love your family. You love your friends. You love your pets. You love your haircut. You love your new coat. You love pizza. You love the fall colors. See what i mean? And that's ok that you love all these & more. 


Today's blog is a bit different. But God has put it on my heart to ask you to read, reread, & really ponder on the Bible's definition of love from I Corinthians 13.


"Love is patient,
love is kind.
It does not envy,
it does not boast,
it is not proud.
It is not rude,
it is not self-seeking,
it is not easily angered,
it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil
but rejoices in the truth.

It always protects,
always trusts,
 always hopes,
always perseveres. 

Love never fails.

And now these three remain: faith, hope & love. But the greatest of these is love."
(vs. 4-8a,13 NIV)

Precious Heavenly Father,
I do not know why you've put this on my heart today, but You do. You know all of our questions, trials, frustrations. etc. I pray that i have heard You correctly & that You will use this scripture to answer questions & enhance not only our earthly relationships, but our relationship with You. In Jesus name, Amen.

10 comments:

  1. So do I! It's one of my favorites.

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  2. One of my favorites...read it often...♥
    Monika

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  3. We definitely abuse the word love :-) A beautiful thought that Jesus loves us with that kind of love. Amazing.

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  4. It's a good chapter and has been very helpful to me.

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  5. Amen! It would be a much better world if we all lived this. :)

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  6. I enjoyed reading your blog, but I must tell you, you have caused me to have the song "These are a few of my favourite things" stuck in my head! I'll be singing 'raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens' all day! :)

    I'm following you now, feel free to take a look at my blogs, if you like. I have two.

    Art and Craft Blog - http://randamart.blogspot.com

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    Best wishes,

    Miranda

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  7. Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments. I so appreciate each & every one of you.

    @Julia B. - I'm so glad that my writing was helpful to you.

    @ZudaGay - Amen!

    @Miranda - lol. All i can say is i LOVE that song, one of my favorites for years. =)
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