Love!

"He that loveth not knoweth not God, for God is love".
[1 John 4:8, KJV]

The only word in The Bible used to describe the nature of God is love. And being that we are created in His image (Gen 1:26), it's only befitting that we define God's character. Often quoted, yet mis-used without revelation, 1 Corinthians 13:4-10 still teaches us the perfect way to love....

Take from The Message translation, love....Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn't want what it doesn't have.
Love doesn't strut,
Doesn't have a swelled head,
Doesn't force itself on others,
Isn't always "me first,"
Doesn't fly off the handle,
Doesn't keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn't revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.

Love never dies. Inspired speech will be over some day; praying in tongues will end; understanding will reach its limit. We know only a portion of the truth, and what we say about God is always incomplete. But when the Complete arrives, our incompletes will be canceled.


Osaruchi

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