Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sunday, Bringing It On Home to the Everlasting Arms

THIS WEEK AT OneYearBible blog, our New Testament readings have been from I Corinthians. Is there anything more beautiful and greater Truth then I Corinthians 13? It really puts things in perspective. Would that I lived this every second of every day, but I fall woefully short in all ways. Yet, it's something to strive towards. And the passage is well worth memorizing:

1 Corinthians 13


1 If I speak in the tongues[c] of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If 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. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames,[d] but have not love, I gain nothing. 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love 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. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. 11 When 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. 12 Now 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. 13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

I actually like the King James translation better, so if I have time this afternoon, I'll try to dig it up. Or at least by tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

Thank you Ms Webutante, for this uplifting moment on a beautiful Tennessee Sunday afternoon!

Webutante said...

You're most welcome.