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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

1 Corinthians 13

Hi everyone,

I read a post from a new blogging friend. It was about an old book of love poems that she had rediscovered on her shelves.  Then she mentioned the unconditional love written of in the bible. I thought I would post it here.

It is 1 Corinthians 13. It is another great Chapter in the New Testament that tells us of the type of person we should be. :)

CHAPTER 13

Paul extols the high status of charity—Charity, a pure love, excels and exceeds almost all else.

1  THOUGH I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
2  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, and have not charity, I am nothing.
3  And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
4  Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
5  Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
6  Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
7  Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
8  Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
9  For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
10  But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
11  When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
12  For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
13  And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

Charity, such an important quality to have. Jesus was the best example of showing charity towards all man. May we follow in his footsteps.

There is a song that the children sing at church.

 I'm Trying To Be Like Jesus

1. I’m trying to be like Jesus;
I’m following in his ways.
I’m trying to love as he did, in all that I do and say.
At times I am tempted to make a wrong choice,
But I try to listen as the still small voice whispers,

2. I’m trying to love my neighbor;
I’m learning to serve my friends.
I watch for the day of gladness when Jesus will come again.
I try to remember the lessons he taught.
Then the Holy Spirit enters into my thoughts, saying:

Chorus
“Love one another as Jesus loves you.
Try to show kindness in all that you do.
Be gentle and loving in deed and in thought,
For these are the things Jesus taught.”

Words and music: Janice Kapp Perry, b. 1938
© 1980 by Janice Kapp Perry. This song may be copied for incidental, noncommercial church or home use.


May we always try to be like Jesus. Take care my friends and.....









2 comments:

  1. Oh, Janet, a wonderful post! It gave me a tingle!
    It is the MOST beautiful passage from Paul, and never fails to stir me,
    Thankyou, and God bless you, too.
    xx H

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  2. Janet, what a beautiful post. I needed to be reminded of what Paul said. And it's so true!
    Thank you friend!

    PS you blog background is beautiful!

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