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Love -- As Found in First Corinthians 13 (1 of 3)
Jesse M. Hendley
First Corinthians 13
In First John 4:7 we read, "Every one that loveth is born of God and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God, for God is love." I want to speak to you from the Thirteenth Chapter of First Corinthians today, and I pray God will bring a rich blessing to your heart. It would be a wonderful thing if we would all read through this great chapter day after day, memorize it and repeat it every morning. It would be a very wonderful thing to do this for a solid year till it became ingrained in our souls. D. L. Moody said one time that he took his concordance and studied through the Bible on the theme of LOVE, until LOVE was running out of his fingertips, and he went out to pour it out upon people through his preaching and witnessing.
In First Corinthians 13 we read about LOVE. You know, it is the Apostle JOHN who was called the Apostle of Love. But it is interesting that the greatest thing that has ever been written in all history on LOVE was written by the Apostle PAUL, and it is found here in First Corinthians 13, which is a mountain peak, if not THE mountain peak of the entire Bible.
"Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels and have not LOVE, I am become as sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal. 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 LOVE, 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 LOVE, it profiteth me nothing.
"Love suffereth long and is kind. Love envieth not. Love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own things, is not 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.
"Love never faileth. B ...
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