Believing the Promises of God - in His Word

Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed… Without weakening in his faith… Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what He had promised. ~ Romans 4 [selected 18-21]



Monday, July 7, 2008

It Begins and Ends with LOVE

1 Corinthians 13 [J.B. Phillips NT]

Christian love - the highest and best gift
1-3 - If I speak with the eloquence of men and of angels, but have no love, I become no more than blaring brass or crashing cymbal. If I have the gift of foretelling the future and hold in my mind not only all human knowledge but the very secrets of God, and if I also have that absolute faith which can move mountains, but have no love, I amount to nothing at all. If I dispose of all that I possess, yes, even if I give my own body to be burned, but have no love, I achieve precisely nothing.
4 - This love of which I speak is slow to lose patience - it looks for a way of being constructive. It is not possessive: it is neither anxious to impress nor does it cherish inflated ideas of its own importance.
5-6 - Love has good manners and does not pursue selfish advantage. It is not touchy. It does not keep account of evil or gloat over the wickedness of other people. On the contrary, it is glad with all good men when truth prevails.
7-8a - Love knows no limit to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything. It is, in fact, the one thing that still stands when all else has fallen. [emphasis mine]


We are COMMUNITY...
We must show love to community not hide ourselves from it!

Choosing JOY,

Stephanie
[Trusting God's Heart]

2 comments:

katedagr8 said...

Stephanie,
Right-On Sista!! The greatest of these is LOVE! Your blog edifies my SOCKS OFF!! You rock! love ya' K8

truthsharer said...

You're the most artistic and coolest "Sista" - God has blessed me with so far!!! You go girl!! PRAISE ON!!!