Saturday, April 30, 2011

Love according to the bible

I get a daily blurb on Facebook from a person who posts bible verses and this one caught my eye a while back. I thought I would re-post it here. It deals with love and how the bible views it. It is from 1 Corinthians 13:1-13.

The New King James Version says

1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned,[a] but have not love, it profits me nothing.
4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Now, When I got this I had ventured back out into the dating world, but this verse is not only taking in that sense, but how we deal with people every day. I don't believe I have seen here where it says the person with the most toy's or the biggest fanciest house, car, boat, etc wins. I think love is not greedy would be added to this list if the person who wrote this were writing it today.

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