Attempting to obey God and follow Jesus Christ our Lord

Exercise Gifts With Love

A mother holds up her child.

A mother holds up her child. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1 Corinthians 13

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become as a sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.

And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

And though I bestow  all my goods to feed the poor, and thouggh I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;

does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil;

does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;

bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.

For we know in part and we prophesy in part.

But when that which is perfect has come, then that which  is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.

When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

For now we see in a mirror, dimly, then then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.

And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

7 responses

  1. Thank you for His word to us today! God bless you, beautiful loopyloo!

    July 10, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    • You are most welcome Debbie, God bless you my friend!

      July 10, 2012 at 9:48 pm

  2. I came here to tell you that i nominated ou for an award..but you already have it! LOL Well, at least you know I love you! Got your FB thingy, by the way! I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 10, 2012 at 11:48 pm

  3. Reblogged this on OyiaBrown.

    July 11, 2012 at 8:06 am

  4. To me, this is the most poignant text in the whole bible (not that I have read it all!). It was the reading at the wedding of my daughter. I posted it also as one of my first posts. (By the way, I note you have AdChoices advertisements at the foot of your blog. Is advertising allowed now by WP or are these added without your knowledge?)

    July 11, 2012 at 8:17 am

    • It is one of my favorite reminders, God bless you!
      WP is partnering with AdWords on some of the blogs, I allowed it but really have control of it. they have said if I decide I don’t like it, I can stop it!

      July 11, 2012 at 11:52 am


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