Wednesday, May 4, 2005

Love never fails

1 Cor 13:4  Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
1 Cor 13:5  Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
1 Cor 13:6  Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
1 Cor 13:7  Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
1 Cor 13:8  Charity never faileth:

Beautiful words. Have most of us been hurt by someone or something we loved? Sure, for we live in a world with both good and evil. This is why we must live in the Spirit and study the word of God. The natural man cannot make it alone. Failed love is a normal occurance. Words can be cheap. The tongue can bless or curse, It seems that the bad we often remember all too well. The Bible says to look on good things. We are to love God with all we are and others as ourselves. We must not be too quick to judge others.The alcoholic man, may have a daughter who loves him with all her heart. Pray for the man, that he will be free to truly love that daughter. Sin destroys lives; Jesus came to free us from sin and to bring us to the Father.

What greater love than to reconcile others to God the Father.We must have eyes of love, to look past the sin and see a person as Gods beloved.We are not to destroy lives, but to save them. Love gives, without expecting in return. How can you be hurt by that kind of love? This is the love in 1Cor 13, the love that Jesus has for us to share.

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