What Is Love?

In celebration of my least favorite Hallmark (read:  made-up) holiday, I think it fitting to share with you what God has to say about what love is:

First Corinthians 13:1-13

 1If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.

 4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

 8Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. 11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. 12Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

 13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

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About Lou (Linda)

Just a girl from Colorado trying to live life to God's glory with a certain amount of gusto! View all posts by Lou (Linda)

2 responses to “What Is Love?

  • Heywood

    Hate to break it to you, but all holidays were ‘made-up’ at some time, including christmas, easter, thanksgiving, and so on. I doubt god spends much time worrying about which holidays are ‘real’ and which are not. But I guess judgement goes hand in hand with religion so keep up the good word of the bible (not god).

  • Lou (Linda)

    Hmmmm. Thanks for your comment, Heywood. But, I don’t believe I needed to have it broken to me that all holidays were made up at some time. I don’t remember ever saying they weren’t. I simply stated that Valentine’s day is my least favorite. You are making assumptions about me based on your own prejudices!

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