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Life 101

14591698360_fdddbf7986_c(1)1 If 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. 2 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. 3 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.

4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

8 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! 10 But when the time of perfection comes, these partial things will become useless.

11 When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things.

12 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.

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

(1Corinthians 13:1-13 NLT)



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41 Responses to “Life 101”

  1. SFDBWV says:

    I would like to believe Mart, that you have reprinted 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 because of the horribly ugliness that ended “Under Fire” and always creeps into whatever subject you put up.

    Good luck!

    Recognize the problem then act on it.

    There are several adages that come to mind. Jesus told us not to cast our pearls before swine, and it is said you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.

    Like I said Mart, “good luck!”

    We have had several days of winter weather, with plenty of snow and cold temperatures. Thankfully it became overcast and snowed last night and so kept the temperatures above the minus mark, it is 01 f as I write. Warmer temps in the next couple days only means more wet snow, but added with ice. Looking forward to June the first.


  • tracey5tgbtg says:

    These verses from 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 never fail to bring solace to my heart. Paul wrote so many words in Scripture that just blow me away.

    Oh God, let me love you. First You Lord, and then my neighbor.

    I’ve been reading so many uplifting, positive and encouraging messages from people posting to this blog.