Posted by: Judy | December 10, 2020

This week in Beauty…

I thought This a good choice to wind up this year of study on Beauty.

1 Corinthians 13:1-8, 13

Though I speak with the tongue of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbals. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up. Doth not behave itself unseemly seekers, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three, but the greatest of these is charity.

This is considered to be the ultimate definition of charity/love and is often referred to as the Love verses. Not the charity that hinders and enables, but the charity that is unconditional and ultimately altruistic, the pure love of Christ, God’s love. Read again and replace charity with Christ. Read again and place my own name in to determine what I needed to work on by asking, “Is it true of me? If not, what do I need to change?”

Faith, Hope, and Charity are things you do to reflect Jesus and the love He gives, for a lifetime.


Responses

  1. I have really enjoyed your weekly updates on your word for the year!

    • It’s been an interesting year. 🙂


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