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Have Not Love

A picture of mountains, muted, shades of purple to pink to peach to yellow. The words from 1 Corinthians 13:1-7 ESV, "If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.  And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing..."
by Beeda Speis for Peace in the Stillness

Often when I’m struggling with something, God will give me a passage to help me through, especially if I feel “stuck”–as in, I can’t let go of the feeling or situation. Yesterday I was angry with someone and even though I prayed about it repeatedly and before bed, I woke up thinking about the incident. So, I did a bible search on anger and came up with all of the usual ones that basically say, “don’t be angry” and the ones which liken anger to being a fool, but among all of those verses was 1 Corinthians 13:4-5, and it spoke to me:

Bible Verse of the Day

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
1 Corinthians 13:1-7 ESV

I hope God uses this passage to speak to you today also. He loves you.

Prayer

Dear Father, thank You for Your Word. Thank You for Your love. Our hearts are filled with gratitude. We praise You, my God, O King; and bless Your name forever and ever. Every day we will bless You, and we will praise Your name forever and ever (Ps. 145:1-2). Thank You, Father, for showing us the way during trying times. Please bless everyone reading this, Lord, and remind them they are loved. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

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