For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Love is...

1John 3:16-20
[16] This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.* And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers.* [17] If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him,* how can the love of God be in him?* [18] Dear children,* let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth.* [19] This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence [20] whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.
[2] Test me,* O LORD, and try me,
examine my heart and my mind;*
[3] for your love* is ever before me,
and I walk continually* in your truth.*
[3] Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.
1Corinthians 4:3-13
[4] Love is patient,* love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.* [5] It is not rude, it is not self-seeking,* it is not easily angered,* it keeps no record of wrongs.* [6] Love does not delight in evil* but rejoices with the truth.* [7] It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.*
[8] 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. [9] For we know in part* and we prophesy in part, [10] but when perfection comes,* the imperfect disappears. [11] 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 childish ways* behind me. [12] Now we see but a poor 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.*
[13] And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.* But the greatest of these is love.*
1John 4 :16
[16] And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.
God is love.* Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.*
1John 4:19-21
[19] We love because he first loved us.* [20] If anyone says, “I love God,” yet hates his brother,* he is a liar.* For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen,* cannot love God, whom he has not seen.* [21] And he has given us this command:* Whoever loves God must also love his brother.*


connie said...

Amen! I LOVE the picture of your darlings!!

Jill and Rick said...

Kim, what a perfect post on LOVE, accompanied by the perfect picture!