Skip to comments.Love the LORD with all our hearts, and love our neighbor.
Posted on 05/18/2012 7:50:46 AM PDT by jesus4life
We try to protect ourselves from many things, yet still never know when is our end. GOD created us. GOD knows our beginning, end, and knows what's within us. It's better to trust in HIM, then to trust in ourselves. We are trying to figure ourselves out. But it's better to listen to our creator who knows what we are all about.
GOD is great!! Treat all people everyday the same way we would want to be treated.
Know that all people are somone's children. Treat people's children like we do our own. Looking and talking to them as we do our own.
Women of the world are also mother's of this world. Unless married to one, treat them as we would our own mother.
Men are the fathers of this world, unless married to one, treat them as we would our own father.
Respect all people as we would ourselves. Charity, faith, and hope of the heart.
To love those that love us is not love. To love those that don't love us in order to change them, that is the love of JESUS CHRIST; the only love there is.
Please pray the LORD's PRAYER and please read:
1 CORINTHIANS 13
1 Though I command languages both human and angelic -- if I speak without love, I am no more than a gong booming or a cymbal clashing. 2 And though I have the power of prophecy, to penetrate all mysteries and knowledge, and though I have all the faith necessary to move mountains -- if I am without love, I am nothing. 3 Though I should give away to the poor all that I possess, and even give up my body to be burned -- if I am without love, it will do me no good whatever. 4 Love is always patient and kind; love is never jealous; love is not boastful or conceited, 5 it is never rude and never seeks its own advantage, it does not take offence or store up grievances. 6 Love does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but finds its joy in the truth. 7 It is always ready to make allowances, to trust, to hope and to endure whatever comes. 8 Love never comes to an end. But if there are prophecies, they will be done away with; if tongues, they will fall silent; and if knowledge, it will be done away with. 9 For we know only imperfectly, and we prophesy imperfectly; 10 but once perfection comes, all imperfect things will be done away with. 11 When I was a child, I used to talk like a child, and see things as a child does, and think like a child; but now that I have become an adult, I have finished with all childish ways. 12 Now we see only reflections in a mirror, mere riddles, but then we shall be seeing face to face. Now I can know only imperfectly; but then I shall know just as fully as I am myself known. 13 As it is, these remain: faith, hope and love, the three of them; and the greatest of them is love.
Love to all in the Holy Precious Name of Jesus Christ,
GOD BLESS US ALL,
I’m away and doing this from an iPhone, so passages may not read straight down by number like before. Difficult to copy and paste correctly. Grab your bibles if it’s too hard to read. Be back on my laptop in 3 days; GOD willing/allowing.
Sorry if there’s any inconvenience in reading these passages.
Bible Text & Cross-references:
Charity is to be preferred before all other gifts.
1 If I speak with the tongues of men, and of Angels, and have not charity, I am become a sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
2 And if I should have prophecy, and should know all mysteries, and all knowledge: and if I should have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
3 And if I should distribute all my goods to feed the poor, and if I should deliver my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
4 Charity is patient, is kind: charity envieth not, dealeth not perversely, is not puffed up,
5 Is not ambitious, seeketh not her own, is not provoked to anger, thinketh no evil,
6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth with the truth:
7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
8 Charity never faileth; whether prophecies shall be made void, or tongues shall cease, or knowledge shall be destroyed.
9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
10 But when that which is perfect shall come, that which is in part shall be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child. But when I became a man, I put away the things of a child.
12 We see now through a glass in an obscure manner: but then face to face. Now I know I part: but then I shall know even as I am known.
13 And now there remain, faith, hope, charity, these three: but the greatest of these is charity.
1 Corinthians xiii.
Notes & Commentary:
The apostle here shews the necessity of the great virtue of charity, that is, of the love of God, and of our neighbour. (Witham)
Ver. 1. A tinkling cymbal. Which may give notice, and be beneficial to others, but not to itself. (Witham) -— Without charity, both towards every individual, and especially towards the common body of the Church, none of the aforesaid gifts will be available. (Bristow)
Ver. 2-3. These prove that faith without good works, and especially charity for God and our neighbour, cannot avail to eternal life; faith and charity are both essentially necessary. Hence St. Augustine declares, that where there is not true faith, there cannot be justice; because the just man liveth by faith: and where charity is not, there can be no justice, which if they had, they would never tear in pieces the body of Christ, which is the Church. (De fid. ad Pet. chap. xxxix.)
Ver. 4. Charity....dealeth not perversely. The Greek word here seems taken from the Latin. St. Chrysostom expounds it, is not rash, but acteth prudently and considerately. Others, it is not light or inconstant. Others, it braggeth, or vaunteth not, as in the Protestant translation. (Witham)
Ver. 5. Is not ambitious; which is also the sense of some Greek copies, but in others, and in St. Chrysostom, it signifies, it is not ashamed of any one. (Witham)
Ver. 8. Prophecies and tongues last no longer than this life. -— Knowledge shall be destroyed, that is, that imperfect knowledge we have in this world. For now we know only in part, we only see, as it were, through a glass, and imperfectly. -— Faith, which is of things that appear not, and hope, which is of things that we enjoy not, will cease in heaven, but charity, the greater, or greatest even of these three, will remain, and be increased in heaven. (Witham)
Ver. 10. St. Augustine proves from this text, that the saints in heaven have a more perfect knowledge of what passes here below, than when they sojourned on earth. (De Civit. Dei. lib. xxii. chap. 29.)
Ver. 11. When I was a child. I, like you, formerly judged of the goodness and excellency of these spiritual gifts by the advantages the procured; but after the Almighty had bestowed upon me his particular light, my opinion was far otherwise. Prophecy, and the gifts of languages are certainly very estimable gifts, yet charity is much more excellent. (Calmet) -— It is by charity we approach near to God, that we become his true image. Can we, then, wonder at the magnificent praises, glorious prerogatives, and surprising effects St. Paul gives to this all necessary virtue?
 Ver. 4. Non agit perperam, ou perpereuetai. St. Chrysostom says, toutesti ou propeteuetai, non est præceps, aut temeraria.
 Ver. 5. Non est ambitiosa. Some Greek copies, philotimei. In the ordinary Greek, and in St. Chrysostom, ouk achemonei. It is not ashamed to undergo any disgrace for God, or our neighbour’s sake.
Thanks to GOD for sending you two to re-post it as it is a little difficult from the iPhone, and difficult where I am in the world where the Internet service is not so great either!! But GOD always provides:
Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
GOD BLESS US ALL,