The Greatest of These

26 Oct

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

(1 Corinthians 13:1-7)

 

Love should be very important to a Christian.  As the passage above says, love needs to be in our lives in order for them to be profitable.  It gives several attributes of love.  This is all good, but it’s useless unless it is lived out.

And that’s harder than it looks.

Since I struggle with living out a loving life, I thought you might like some help too.  ‘Cause it’s not just about doing great, huge, loving acts for God.  It’s about love in the small things.  I’m going to write about how to practically live out a loving life according to the Bible.  There are lots of area’s in our life that require love.  Well, all of them require love, but there are lots of areas in which to show love.  I’ll probably make mistakes, but we can learn together.

That is, if you help me.  I need interaction.  I want to learn something together, not just me writing, you reading, and we’re done.  Will you help me?  Will you challenge my ideas in a quest for truth?  Will you join me in learning about God, His love, and our lives?

Our Mission in Song

“And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love.  But the greatest of these is love.”  1 Cor.  13:13

 

 

One Response to “The Greatest of These”

  1. grandma tractor October 26, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    I see love in the nursing home where dad is, by the staff who do tasks in such a kind way, even if they aren’t fun, who tease dad or give him cookies to get a smile out of him, who never have an unkind word, by other patients who help each other move around,or do things or even just help turn pages in their songbook when there is Bible studies or church services, even by dad when he gives a big smile when I come and doesn’t complain or talk about going home. By my friends and neighbors who have been doing so many kind things for me like getting the pontoon arist. nd docks in and put away or help with getting the old cars ready to sell and so many other little ways. Little things mean a lot and show much love. I am so thankful for them all and for the hope I can have thru Christ.

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