The One Thing

    The Only Thing Is
Love

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” – John 15:13

1 Corinthians 13:
If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 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 do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.
But the greatest of these is love.

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9 responses to “The One Thing

  1. Pingback: KOMMONSENTSJANE – The One Thing — Fellowship of the Minds | kommonsentsjane

  2. Scott Merson

    The heart of the Creator longs for his creation to be stewards of His heart

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  3. I absolutely love that particular scripture and its message. Thank you for the reminder.

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  4. Beautiful. Read it on our newly declared National Prayer Day. Thank you.

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  5. The greatest of these is love. The secret to life, the cosmos, everything.

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  6. King James Bible
    And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.
    Luke 10:27

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  7. Without love for the Creator, there can be no love for the created.

    Like

  8. The best scripture of all.

    Like

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