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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day



 

1 Corinthians 13

(The Way of Love in modern English)
 
13 If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate.
2 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.
3-7 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.
 
Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.
8-10 Love never dies. Inspired speech will be over some day; praying in tongues will end; understanding will reach its limit. We know only a portion of the truth, and what we say about God is always incomplete. But when the Complete arrives, our incompletes will be canceled.
11 When I was an infant at my mother’s breast, I gurgled and cooed like any infant. When I grew up, I left those infant ways for good.
12 We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us!
13 But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love.

14 comments :

  1. Beautiful! Thank you! Those verses always make me think and I love them! Have a Happy Valentine day!

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    1. Hi Lucille!
      I am so glad I was able to add a little beauty to your day. Happy Valentines Day to you too!:-)

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  2. Hello from Spain: Happy Valentine's Day. I really like these texts as romantic. Love is essential to be happy in life .. Keep in touch

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    1. Hi Marta,
      I agree. Love is certainly a must in life.
      Happy Valentine's Day to you too! :-)

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  3. Lovely post! Happy Valentine's Day!! : )

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    1. Georgia Girl,
      I am so glad you enjoyed it. Happy Valentines Day to you too! :-)

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  5. Happy belated Valentine's day! Your little girl is so cute with her sign. Hope you had a wonderful day. I'm finally getting caught up.

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  6. Vanessa,
    Same to you! Thanks, I just found her a like a week or two ago and wasn't thinking of Valetines day at the time. lol I had a great day. Ate a little too much,but...:-)

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    1. Brini,
      Thanks so much. My adult daughter even wanted me to give it to her! LOL
      I tried to get a good shot of her back because she has a bouquet of flowers back there. :-)

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  8. Oh my goodness! How did I miss your blog? Charge it to my head and not my heart! I'm here now so don't be surprised to see my comments on several blogs as I catch up lol. Hugs and thanks for always checking me out !

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    1. Chynadoll,
      I am so glad to see you here! I enjoy your blog so much. Your food is as great as your girls and guys, :-)

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