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Two shall become One ~ Love

Love Such a common word, but powerful, none the less.

Let’s go right to the source and break it down:

1 Cor 13:1-12

1 If I speak in the tongues 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, but have not love, I gain nothing.

So, what IS love?

4 Love is patient Does that mean…like…when he is not doing something that I want him to do- WHEN I want him to do it???

Love is kind Even when I am exhausted and he comes home late? It does not envy But what about when I do something and HE gets all the credit??

It does not boast But I AM more spiritual than him and I read my Bible way more often than he does.

It is not proud But I WAS right. Why should I be the one that ALWAYS has to apologize?

5 It is not rude Is calling him a jerk rude? He really did act like a jerk!

It is not self-seeking I really kind of like things MY way though.

It is not easily angered ~sigh~

It keeps no record of wrongs Oh…I can forgive, but I’ll NEVER forget, I may need “that one” for another argument!

6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth 7 It always protects So….I shouldn’t tell others things that embarrass him?

Always trusts Always hopes Always perseveres Always??????????????

8 Love never fails Ok Lord…but You are going to have to help me with this….

I think that pretty much says it best. The Word has set quite a high standard for us, but God never asks us to do anything that He won’t help us do.

Whenever I read this chapter it challenges me.

I challenge you to read these everyday this week and ask the Lord to help you do them throughout your day.

Your nugget is: LOVE.

I’m praying for our marriages. Our hope is in Him, Sue

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