1st Corinthians 13:1-13
The Love Chapter
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.
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!
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.
What else can be added to these amazing words from Scripture!
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Scripture from New Living Translation
By ~ Elizabeth Yalian 2013 ©http://hiseyeisonthissparrow.com.
7 responses to “True Love Never Fails”
Amazing photo to go along with the Scripture!
I wonder if this is a real picture or if there was some photo shopping, but I do agree, it shows a loving deed!
It is both refreshing and comforting to be reminded of His love for us; challenging to know that we are required to extend that love to those around us, regardless of their deservedness! Thanks for this lovely post today!
Thank you! I agree, it certainly is a challenge at times! 🙂
Nothing can be added, nothing can be taken away. God is Love.
Nothing but Pure Love! 🙂