1 091913 LOVE

This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it. I’m just so grateful to be a child of God and be forgiven for my transgressions because we all fall down but by the grace of God we can all get up and start again.

Today’s Prayer

Father, Thank you for your beautiful words of life, your Holy Bible full of wisdom, examples, guidance, instruction, promises, enlightenment, and life-giving knowledge. Thank you that your Word is such an encouragement at times, and a chastisement at other times. It helps us find answers to life’s questions that arise and gives us peace when we are confused. It teaches us about your power and love and reinforces the importance of following Jesus, our Savior, and of being a living testimony in this world. Please forgive us for not spending as much time in your Word as we should. Give us a thirst for more of it. Instill in us that desire for studying and learning and appreciating your Word. And please, ingrain your Word in our hearts and minds that the Holy Spirit might bring passages to our remembrance whenever they are needed. Thank you, so much, for caring enough to provide your Word in print. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

Let’s eat.

Love Is the Greatest

1 Corinthians 13:1-13

If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing. Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever! Now our knowledge is partial and incomplete, and even the gift of prophecy reveals only part of the whole picture! But when full understanding comes, these partial things will become useless. When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things. Now we see things imperfectly as in a cloudy mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely. Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.

Quote of the Day

Lord, save us from worrying, lest ulcers be our badge for our lack of faith. ~Peter Marshall~





Written by Glenn Sterrett, Founder and CEO of the GCKRS™ Helping Hand Foundation.

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