Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Love


From The Author Himself,
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.
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.
And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up;
does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil;
does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;
bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

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.
For we know in part and we prophesy in part.
But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
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.
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.
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13 (New King James Version)
New King James Version (NKJV)Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.



**This was the last thing I read to my Grandma from her very favorite book, the Bible. She had been trying to memorize it for quite some time and we thought it appropriate to read to her as she was passing over.

6 comments:

KFarmer said...

That is one of my favorites- I will probably come back and re-read it several times. It just makes me happy for some reason.

BTW- the husband is very upset that we're not playing Ready-Set-Cook today. I am sure he will get over it though... maybe :)

Anne said...

Aw...lol Funny about DH. I promise next week!

Don't you lovebirds have plans?

Paige said...

Happy Valentine's Day Anne!

My mom read this Bible passage last year at my wedding. It's one of my favorites.

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

you made me tear upa bit...how sweet..

happy Valenties Day to my faovirte little chef:)

KFarmer said...

oh yeah... his company put him back on rotating shifts (the dirty stinkers) and he's on 3-11pm. All I will be seeing by the time he gets home is the back of my eyelids ; )ZZzzzzZZZZzzzzz snorf!

bonnie said...

Your selection of love advice is TOPS, Anne! Now I must muster up the courage to try your red chicken!!