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Powered by 4 - Dec. 10, 2010

  • 2010 Dec 10

Love 101

today's reading.
Proverbs 5:15-19; 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 Drink water from your own cistern, flowing water from your own well...

think about it.
What does Proverbs 5:15-19 have to say about marital love? About faithfulness? What benefits come with love and fidelity? According to 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, how is love demonstrated? Pick three of those and find a way to demonstrate love that way today.

the blog.
If you're wanting some basics, and then some information about love, then look no further than 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. There you'll find layer after layer of details about love from different angles. We're told what it is--patient, kind, rejoices with the truth, and also what it isn't--not envious or boastful, not arrogant or rude.

I find this passage uplifting and encouraging because it describes the perfect love Christ has for us. Yet at the same time, these verses are challenging and convicting because they lay out how I should be when it comes to giving and receiving love. I want and intend for my love to be patient and kind (and all the other qualities we see here) but, truth be told, I don't always respond that way--even to the people I love most.

So what can we do going forward to get our love (both giving and receiving) in better alignment with what we see here in 1 Corinthians 13? Tami W. 

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