Daily Bible Podcast Day 087 – Judges 4-5, Psalm 39, 41, 1 Corinthians 13

January 26, 2013 in Podcasts by Nathan

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Scripture:
“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.” ~1 Corinthians 13:1-7

Observation:
Jesus tells us to “love our neighbor” and our enemies. Paul lays out what it means to love.

Application:
Not only am I not usually loving to my enemies, I don’t always do a great job of loving those I love, at least by Paul’s criteria.

Prayer:
Father, help me to love. Not just those that love me, but those who don’t. I know I’m supposed to love my enemies and those who are unlovable, but too often I don’t even do a good job keeping Paul’s criteria with my own family. Help me to love.

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