Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Greatest of These is Love

The Gift of Love from

"13If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have
love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2And if I have prophetic
powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have
all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am
nothing. 3If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my
body so that I may boast,* but do not have love, I gain nothing.

4 Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or
arrogant 5or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not
irritable or resentful; 6it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but
rejoices in the truth. 7It bears all things, believes all things,
hopes all things, endures all things.

8 Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as
for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an
end. 9For we know only in part, and we prophesy only in part; 10but
when the complete comes, the partial will come to an end. 11When I was
a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like
a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways. 12For
now we see in a mirror, dimly,* but then we will see face to face. Now
I know only in part; then I will know fully, even as I have been fully
known. 13And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the
greatest of these is love. "

God grant me faith to keep my hope alive.

Posted via email from Alex E Jones

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