General

LOVE

If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate.

If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing.

If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.

So what is Love?
So who is Love?
And who knows, is full of Love?

Well, this is LOVE.

  1. Love never gives up.
  2. Love cares more for others than for self.
  3. Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
  4. Love doesn’t strut,
  5. Doesn’t have a swelled head,
  6. Doesn’t force itself on others,
  7. Isn’t always “me first,”
  8. Doesn’t fly off the handle,
  9. Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
  10. Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
  11. Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
  12. Puts up with anything,
  13. Trusts God always,
  14. Always looks for the best,
  15. Never looks back,
  16. But keeps going to the end.

Love never dies…INDEED

Culled from 1 Corinthians 13:1-8a Message
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