Week 4: 1 Corinthians 13:1-8a

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1 Corinthians 13:1-8a

1 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, 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.

8a Love never fails.

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3 thoughts on “Week 4: 1 Corinthians 13:1-8a”

  1. George says:

    “but do not have love” occurs 3 times, in reading this I was drawn to the importance of Love (like that defined here) in all that we do for God. The other thought that has stuck with me each time I’ve gone over and prayed about these verse is the definition of Love here vs the definition of love in my own life and in the world today. We have watered down replaced the true meaning of Love with a shell that doesn’t even compare or come close to what God intended.

  2. Rebecca says:

    I love this passage! My wedding is in 5 months and this passage will be in the ceremony. I am drawn to the word LOVE, so powerful and so much meaning. To love as God loves is sometimes unfathomable to us because so many questions arise as to how can He love someone who does the unthinkable evil in the world and still forgive them if they ask for forgiveness. When I think of loving as God loves my heart is overwhelmed and I am humbled because He loves sinners like us! Take comfort in this passage and know that God is love!

    Thank you God for your love! This passage is a reminder of the definition of love and how we are to love Your children.

  3. Annette says:

    I really love this passage and I feel if you’re really walking with the Lord and have Jesus in your heart that people that are hard to love –Jesus just put that llove in your heart to love others and you go wow how did that happen it’s because you have God with you and he puts the desire in your heart to love others even its hard and even when you think you couldn’t! But with God everything is possible!!

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