The Message


Have you heard 1 Corinthians 13 from the message translation?

“Love never gives up.

Love cares more for others than for self.

Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.

Love doesn’t strut,

Doesn’t have a swelled head,

Doesn’t force itself on others,

Isn’t always “me first”

Doesn’t fly off the handle

Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,

Doesn’t revel when others groven,

Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,

Puts up with anything

Trust God always

Always looks for the best,

Never looks back

But keeps going to the end

Love never dies. Inspired speech will be over some day, praying in tongues will end, understanding will reach its limit. We know only a portion of the truth, and what we say about God is always incomplete. But when the Complete arrives, our incompletes will be canceled……for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly.  And the best of the three is love.

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