Wednesday, July 21, 2010

God=Love





Our worship leader opened my eyes to something that I think is just amazing.  I have thought about it all week.

1John 4:8 says God is love.  The word *is* means the same as = so God=Love.  With that in mind, read 1Cor 13 (one of my favorite passages that was read at my wedding almost 10 years ago).

Replace LOVE with GOD.

Love
 1If I speak in the tongues[a] 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,[b] 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.

6 comments:

  1. Oh, this is so beautiful!!! God=love.
    Love it!!!!
    Thank you so much for that important lesson.
    Hugs,
    Cindy
    http://Ioweitalltohim.blogspot.com

    I have a Link party and on Fri and you're welcome to join us!

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  2. Yes! That is perfect! I can't wait to share this with "my monkeys!"

    peace,
    lori

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  3. Now that's some math I'm interested in AND can understand!

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  4. Love it!! Thats so awesome!!!

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