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THE GREATEST OF THESE

IF ONLY WE WOULD ALL LIVE WHAT LOVE IS. 

I Corinthians 13: 1-13

1If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 If I give away all I have, and if I deliver my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

 LOVE IS: (4-7)

 Patient–

 Kind–

 Not jealous or boastful–

 Not arrogant or rude–

 Does not insist on its own way–

 Is not irritable or resentful–

 Does not rejoice at wrong–

 Rejoices in the right–

 Bears all things–

 Believes all things–

 Endures all things.

8 Love never ends; as for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.  9 For our knowledge is imperfect and our prophecy is imperfect; 10 but when the perfect comes, the imperfect will pass away. 11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became a man, I gave up childish ways. 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall understand fully, even as I have been fully understood. 13 So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

WE MUST BE THE EXAMPLES– 

and LIVE WHAT LOVE IS. 

“So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”

(Sharon G. Tate blog 08/23/2020) teacherforjesus.com  Meditations on God’s Word

REFLECTION ON GOD’S ENDURING LOVE

 

For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
(1 Corinthians 13:12)   
Remembering the innocent child whom we must become again to enter heaven;
Embracing the warmth of family love and protection in our youth;
Facing the reality that evil exists– shaking our belief in innocence and protection;
Leaning on the Lord when doubting the direction for our future;
Emerging as the children of God through faith, obedience, and baptism;
Changing our lives as new Christians to follow in the path of Christ;
Transitioning to an outward focus on others;
Investing in quiet time with the Lord in prayer;
Owning the legacy of suffering as a Christian in this world;
Needing to hold onto faith until the last age when the child in us returns home.
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Remembering the past, reflecting on the present,
embracing the future–which God holds.
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three;
but the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:13)
Faith: Isaiah 41:10 “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will uphold you. . .”
Hope: 2 Corinthians 4:16 “Therefore we do not lose heart.  Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.
Love: Matthew 28:20 “. . . and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
God is with us always:
at birth—through life—in death—
in heaven . . . waiting–for us to come home.

(Sharon G. Tate blog 07/12/2020 ) teacherforjesus.com    Meditations on God’s Word