But the Greatest of These is Love

But the Greatest of These is Love
1 Corinthians 13

1 If I speak in human or angelic tongues, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 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 do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body [to hardship] that I may boast,  but do not have love, I gain nothing. .

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

8 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. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 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 the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a 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.

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

But the greatest of these is love.



eRLyN said...

amen to that :)

off topic: care to exchange links? please leave me a note in my blog, that's the only way ill know who agreed.

rjs mama said...

love this passage from the bible. belated happy heart's day. hope to see you back at my blog :)

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Las Vegas Overview said...

Wow very nice information or words for love very great post.

LIFE Moto said...

Erly- just guve me a message if you have added me. thanks

RJS Mama- me too this is one of the passage that can describe love.

Las Vegas- truly beautiful message.

TradeXL said...

Nice poem!!


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