1Corinthians 13 is a favorite scripture passage of many. In that passage you will find the most accurate description of true love that has ever been penned. Over the years I have come to use this passage to measure the quality of my love for both God and people, but only to find that my love always fell short of the standard I found in the two greatest commandments. Here they are below:

Moore to Ponder

Originally posted on January 12, 2010 at 2:01 am

Scripture References;

 

36Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 37Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38This is the first and great commandment. 39And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. Matthew22:36-40 KJV

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails. But where there are prophecies…

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  1. Reblogged this on Moore to Ponder and commented:

    1Corinthians 13 is a favorite scripture passage of many. In that passage you will find the most accurate description of true love that has ever been penned. Over the years I have come to use this passage to measure the quality of my love for both God and people, but only to find that my love always fell short of the standard I found in the two greatest commandments. Here they are below:

  2. Ann says:

    Thanks much, Theresa

    I cannot get over the love of God for me. He knows me, He loves me. Oh how He loves me!

    I am thankful for His amazing love, and thankful for the fact that He has given me an opportunity to share love with those around me.

    Blessings
    ann

    P.S. Here’s a song I like to sing to my beloved. Thanks for sending me back to more memories.

  3. Debbie says:

    Thank you, wonderful woman of the Word, for showing us how God loves and is love! I need to read this everyday!!! God bless you and yours and all the ways you love Him and others! love you!

    • I often think about the passage below:

      1 O Lord, you have searched me and known me!
      2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
      you discern my thoughts from afar.
      3 You search out my path and my lying down
      and are acquainted with all my ways.
      4 Even before a word is on my tongue,
      behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.
      5 You hem me in, behind and before,
      and lay your hand upon me.
      6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
      it is high; I cannot attain it.
      7 Where shall I go from your Spirit?
      Or where shall I flee from your presence?
      8 If I ascend to heaven, you are there!
      If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!
      9 If I take the wings of the morning
      and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
      10 even there your hand shall lead me,
      and your right hand shall hold me.
      11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me,
      and the light about me be night,”
      12 even the darkness is not dark to you;
      the night is bright as the day,
      for darkness is as light with you. Psalm 139:1-12

      I think, “He knows us that well and loves us with the kind of love described in 1 Corinthians 13! That knowledge is of great comfort to me. 🙂

      Love,
      Theresa

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