September 17, 2020 – I Corinthians 13:4-7

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. I Corinthians 13:4-7.

What is this thing called love?   One time I wondered what love is, and read these verses.  Every time I read another phrase, I knew I didn’t really know how to love.  

Love rejoices in truth. Jesus is the truth.  Beloved, let us love one another,  for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. I John 4:7.

No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and His love is perfected in us. I John 4:12. 

Dear Lord of Love,  prepare my heart, to love one another. Take away my desire to envy or be arrogant, or resentful.  Teach me to love like You love!  I pray in Jesus’ Name.  Amen.  

Our Lord God redeems us when we believe in His power and greatness.  So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.   I John 4:16. 

He will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet you by His love; He will exult over you with loud singing.  Zephaniah 3:17b.

Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. I Corinthians 13:8-10, 13.