1 Corinthians 13 - Love

1 Corinthians 13

I was debating about finding a new meme to participate in for this post, but decided against it. I love meme's as much as the next person, but for me they can often become a cop out, instead of actually using brain power to come up with a good post.

I have been thinking about love a lot lately. Don't jump to conclusions about me and my life please, because I am merely talking about love as it is defined in 1 Corinthians 13 and how it relates to my relationships with my siblings, parents, and friends. It's a pretty amazing passage really. Especially the really practical part of it, verses 4-7.

Love suffereth long, and is kind; love envieth not; love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
It seems like a lot to remember, but I think the main thing that we should remember is that this is a description of true love. Although these are things that we can try to implement in our efforts of loving those around us, they will only naturally fall into place if the love for that person is already growing in our hearts.

Conversely, love is a choice that can be made every second, not a random act of fate or destiny. Even if we have met the most annoying and challenging person in our acquaintance, we can certainly choose to love them whether we get warm, fuzzy feelings or not.

Finally, true love comes from our Heavenly Father. If we have His love, then it will spread out through us to touch those we come in contact with.

So, those were just some thoughts that I had on the subject. Nothing profound I'm sure, but I thought I would share what I have been pondering of late.



  1. Anonymous6:46 AM

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts! I have learned over the years that if we "love" with only emotion as our basis, the "feeling of love" will soon disappear when we're hurt or someone we "love" makes a mistake. I have a special needs sibling who I have to "choose to love" every day only by the power of Christ. I'm learning more and more about what love is every day. What a journey it is!

    God bless!
    Rachel (signed out)

  2. Hi Eyebright
    I've been thinking on that passage lately too, and I've been reading the John's (1,2 and 3) which talk a lot about love too! (Don't assume anything, please people, just read it like you read Eyebright's article!)

    Good article!
    Love, (haha - didn't do that on purpose!) Jess


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