Monday, February 14, 2011

True Love - A Reminder for Valentine's Day.

Today is Valentine's Day. Many people think of it as a day only for couples, but I think it is better as a day to celebrate and remember love. This can take form in celebrating your love for your spouse or significant other, but it doesn't have to. Why not make this valentine's Day a day in which you celebrate the very personification of love, God. The Bible says 'God is love', therefore without God love would be non-existent. So as we celebrate love on Valentine's day, let's celebrate the reason we have love at all. Let's celebrate true love, not just romanticism. True love is described here in 1 Corinthians 13:
 1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2 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, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.
4 Love suffers long
and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never fails. But whether
there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these
is love.

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