is learning ...
1st Corinthians 13 (NAPSV)
is learning that to speak like an angel,
and deliver wonderful news,
without having love for the listeners,
is to only be a noisy child's rattle.
is learning that speaking for God, and knowing everything,
and having the confidence to move mountain ranges,
without letting God's love flow through
is worse than being and doing and knowing nothing.
is learning that giving all
owns to the needy,
and willingly sacrificing
, even for a noble cause:
if done without God's love for imperfect people,
it is done for nothing, and nothing is accomplished.
is already much more patient,
is much more kind.
does not envy,
brag except about God's wonderful character.
is much less proud.
is never rude,
is almost never self-seeking,
is not easily angered, and
does not keep a record of wrongs.
does not delight in selfishness,
and rejoices with the truth.
always protects, always trusts,
always hopes and always, always persists.
God doesn't fail when working through
These three character traits are the best to display:
Faith, Hope and Love.
And the best of these three, (as
is learning), is love.