SUNDAY SONG

1 Corinthians 13
If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part; but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away. When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.

We can have all of the blessings and gifts that God has to give us, but if we do not use them out of love and share them…along with just showing love in its many facets, period, then we are like the tone-deaf singer in a duet. We will be heard…and not in a good way.

Have a great Sunday! 🙂

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3 thoughts on “SUNDAY SONG

  1. I read the passage with new eyes last night. If we possess all of those great and wonderful gifts, but we don’t have love…meaning if we don’t possess it and use it, then we are out of step with how we are supposed to be and then that just leads to bad stuff, even wrong motives for how we use our gifts and talents. I also read it as showing love, period. We might get caught up in how we do things and what we have been gifted with, but if we do so in a way that we look down our noses or are pridefully pious…then that is not love.

    I’ve been learning a lot about love and what it truly is, lately. It is giving me a better perspective of relationships and my role in them. Sometimes it is better to be the faucet than the jug.

    (Love Third Day, btw. I bought their newest CD yesterday…so good!)

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