Monday, November 17, 2008

These 2 parts of scripture have been going around in my mind today!


The Excellence of Love
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love in my heart, I am only a noisy gong.

If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love in my heart, I am nothing.

If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love in my heart, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not arrogant.

Love is not rude, it is not self-serving, it is not easily angered, or resentful.

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.

Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails.

For where there are prophecies, they shall fail, where there are tongues, they shall cease, where there is knowledge, it shall vanish away.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.


1Corinthians 13

THE EIGHT BEATITUDES OF JESUS

"Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are they who mourn,
for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are the meek,
for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they shall be satisfied.

Blessed are the merciful,
for they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are the pure of heart,
for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called children of God.

Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."


Gospel of St. Matthew 5:3-10

4 comments:

MERBEAR said...

I love these scriptures so very much!
I need these scriptures so very
much!
God knows!!!!!!
Thank you for posting the word, it always goes so much deeper than any other word I read...

holmessellshomes said...

Me too. Believe me I was putting them up here for my sake! I need
God's help with them. I want Christ to be formed in me.
I want to hear what you are going to tell me about the other post. About the invisible Mom.

MERBEAR said...

You bet!!!!! nothing too exciting... just a continuation of maybe I won't see it completed; but I will put something into the making of the deaf ministry......
We will have to have a tea and continue!!!!!

Love you and believe in you Tina.

holmessellshomes said...

I would love to get together