"If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask GOD, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him." James 1:5

Sunday, July 25, 2010


THE WORD LOVE IS USED OVER AND OVER IN OUR SOCIETY TO EXPLAIN , DESCRIBE OR DENOTE OUR " FEELINGS " ABOUT THE PEOPLE IN OUR LIFE , AN EXPERIENCE WE HAVE HAD OR THE RELATIONSHIP WE ACQUIRE WITH ALL OF OUR " STUFF " ...................... OUR LORD GOD HAS A DIFFERENT TAKE ON THIS SUBJECT ..................... IN CHAPTER 13 OF 1st CORINTHIANS GOD CLEARLY EXPLAINS , DESCRIBES AND DENOTES WHAT LOVE IS , READ ON TO DISCOVER HIS MAJESTY'S INFINITE WISDOM ON A VERY VERY OLD SUBJECT : "And now I will show you the most excellent way . If I speak in tongues of men and of angels , but have not love , I am like a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal . If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all the mysteries and all knowledge , and if I have faith that can move mountains , but have not love , I am nothing . If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames , but have not love , I gain nothing . 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 prophesies , they will cease ; where there are tongues , they will be stilled ; where there is knowledge , it will pass away . For we know in part and we prophesy in part , but when perfection comes , the imperfect disappears . 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 . 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 . And now these three things remain : faith , hope and love . But the greatest of these is love . "..................... OUR HUMAN INTERPRETATION OF LOVE IS MARRED BY OUR SINFUL NATURE AND INABILITY TO EMULATE THESE BEAUTIFUL SCRIPTURES ABOVE .......... WE CAN TRY , BUT SOONER OR LATER WE FAIL TO MEET THESE STANDARDS .......... WITHOUT HAVING A RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR LORD GOD IT IS PRACTICALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT REAL LOVE IS .............. STILL YET WE CONTINUE TO MISS THE " MARK " .......KNOWING JESUS SETS US FREE FROM THE CONDEMNATION AND GUILT AND PAIN WE EXPERIENCE WHEN WE CANNOT BE PERFECT ........HAVING A DEEP AND ABIDING RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR SAVIOUR ALSO TEACHES US HOW TO LOVE WITH A PURE HEART ............ IF WE ARE NOT SURE WHETHER WE KNOW WHAT TRUE GODLY IS THEN WE NEED TO START BY ASKING THE LORD FOR FORGIVENESS THAT WE HAVE GONE AGAINST HIS TEACHINGS AND THEN ASK HIM TO OPEN OUR HEARTS TO THE TRUE MEANING OF WHAT HIS LOVE IS AND HOW WE CAN EMULATE THIS KIND OF LOVE ............................. HAVE A GOOD DAY AND REMEMBER THAT JESUS LOVES US VERY VERY MUCH...........................SUMMER

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