The Greatest Of These Is Love


I was thinking about the Character of God today and was reminded of these words...


1Co 13:1 If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but I do not have love, I have become as sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophecies, and know all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith so as to move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 And if I give out all my goods, and if I deliver my body that I be burned, but I do not have love, I am not profited anything. 4 Love has patience, is kind; love is not envious; love is not vain, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave indecently, does not pursue its own things, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices in the truth. 7 Love quietly covers all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails. But if there are prophecies, they will be caused to cease; if tongues, they shall cease; if knowledge, it will be caused to cease. 9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part; 10 but when the perfect thing comes, then that which is in part will be caused to cease. 11 When I was an infant, I spoke as an infant, I thought as an infant, I reasoned as an infant. But when I became a man, I caused to cease the things of the infant. 12 For now we see through a mirror in dimness, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will fully know even as I also was fully known.
13 And now faith, hope, and love, these three things remain;
but the greatest of these is love.

How often we use the word love in our speech.

I love spinach. I love that T.V. show. I love__________.

I love church. I love Sunday School. I love that story. I love Jesus.

How wonderful the Greeks had several different words for Love. I think I shall be a bit more careful how I use the word, for I dare not cheapen it when I speak it to those that I love here on earth and also in Heaven.

How precious that our Bridegroom felt this kind of love for us, for while we were yet sinners, He died for us. I can hardly wait until He comes, for surely the Father will soon say, "Go get your Bride, Son, go get her and bring her home!"
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