Wednesday, July 7, 2010

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

“If I speak in the tongues of men and angels, but have not love, I am only a re-sounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have the 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 I 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 13:1-13


Jennifer Bates said...

two thumbs up!

Paige said...

Wow Molly! That was VERY encouraging! I have been trying to be a better daughter, sister, and friend then I feel I have been lately, and these verses REALLY helped me to see what love really is. Thank you! You posted this at the right time for me! >Hugs< Paige

Molly said...

Haha, thanks Jenn!! :-)

So have I... and I agree, these verses are very encouraging to me too.

You're welcome... I really needed to read that too... :-)