Edition 39-Wednesday’s Word

May 12, 2010 | My Jottings

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

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 have not love, I am nothing.

If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.

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 with the truth.

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

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.

For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears.

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 childish ways behind me.

Now we see but a poor 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.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.

But the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians chapter 13

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This is what I’m thinking and praying about today. Sometimes I wonder if I’ll ever truly see these words worked out in my life.

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Comments

  1. Ember says:

    Yeah, you do already. The trick to looking for it is not to look for what you yourself are doing/achieving, but to look for the flow of grace – what God is doing and achieving in your life. That way you get to factor in all the love that flows into your heart as well as all the love that flows out of it; and the love of Jesus that encompasses you as well as the small flame of your answering love. Those words work out in everyone’s life, provided we don’t make the mistake of standing in between the light and the page when we read them. If you see what I mean.

  2. Pat says:

    The most challenging (and rewarding)chapter in the entire Bible! That picture you posted with it was so incredible. Absolutely loved it!

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