Posted by: Anne | February 7, 2015

Real Love: a Paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 13

Real Love: a Paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 13
By David Sanford

If I graduate from Bible college and know all the answers to questions you’ll never even think of asking, and if I have all the degrees to prove it and if I say I believe in God with all my heart, and soul and strength, and claim to have incredible answers to my prayers to show it, but I fail to take the time to find out where you’re at and what makes you laugh and why you cry, I’m nothing.

Here is what love is like – genuine love. God’s kind of love. It’s patient. It can wait. It helps others, even if they never find out who did it. Love doesn’t look for greener pastures. Love doesn’t boast. It doesn’t try to build itself up to be something it isn’t. Love doesn’t act in a loose, immoral way. It doesn’t seek to take, but it willingly gives. Love doesn’t lose its cool. It doesn’t turn on and off. Love doesn’t think about how bad the other person is, and certainly doesn’t think of how it could get back at someone. Love is grieved deeply (as God is) over the evil in this world, but it rejoices over truth.

Love comes and sits with you when you’re feeling down and finds out what is wrong. It empathizes with you and believes in you. Love knows you’ll come through just as God planned, and love sticks right beside you all the way. Love doesn’t give up, or quit, or diminish or go home. Love keeps on keeping on, even when everything goes wrong and the feelings leave and the other person doesn’t seem as special anymore. Love succeeds 100 percent of the time. That, my friend, is what real love is!


Read the full article at the source:
www.pilgrimpath.net/?p=288

Read a slightly different version at:
www.crosswalk.com/faith/bible-study/real-love-a-paraphrase-of-1-corinthians-13.html

1 Corinthians 13
www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Corinthians+13&version=CEV

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