Friday, February 5, 2016

Food For Thought #53

The Love Chapter


Every morning I read some in my Bible, working my way from beginning to end, and sometimes at night I'll read different things wherever I like in the Bible. For the last three nights I've just read over 1 Corinthians 13. AKA, the love chapter. 
It's really been making me think about how I can love others more. 
For most things, I read in my NIV Bible, but for this chapter I like it in the NLT.

I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing.

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever! 9 Now our knowledge is partial and incomplete, and even the gift of prophecy reveals only part of the whole picture! But when the time of perfection comes, these partial things will become useless.

When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things. Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.

Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.

Is there a verse or chapter of the Bible that has captured your attention this week?
What stood out to you most about this chapter?

6 comments:

  1. Usually every week God gives me one verse and He reminds me of it throughout the week, whether it's on the radio or in my devotions, this week the verse that He spoke to me was 1 John 2:15-17. Thank you for the wonderful message!

    Allie D.
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    1. I love that passage! It such an amazing reminder not to hold onto passing things! Thank you so much for sharing that with me!
      It was my pleasure!
      -Mikayla-

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  2. These words are so beautiful <3 I've not read this chapter before; I'm glad you posted it.

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

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    1. I know! Its so awesome! I'm glad I posted it as well! =D
      Thank you so much for reading!
      -Mikayla-

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  3. Well, well... I just read this chapter very randomly the other day... How uncanny! ;) I like the verse in this chapter that says "Love never gives up, never loves faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance." Also: "God now knows me completely." :)

    -Micaiah-
    P.S. I'll email you back soon - and I'll try to write you a letter back soon as well. XD

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    1. Haha! That's cool! I know, that's one of my favorite parts. Love never gives up. =)
      No rush! I look forward to reading it though! =D
      -Mikayla-

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