1 Corinthians 13:1-3
“If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 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 do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,but do not have love, I gain nothing.”
We say we are true Christian’s, but do we have love? Everyone should ask this question to yourself… Are we the same like the people who kill, curse and live in hatred and enmity? There are many people who live like the chameleon and change colors according to people, place and possession. We Christians should never ever live a life like that.
In the Bible, we read in many places about the importance of love. Jesus came into this world and suffered because He loved us. If you really love, you will never expect anything in return; If you truly love, you will forgive; If you really love, you will never hurt others with your words; You will never keep records of wrong-doing; You will never be self-seeking;
Though you may speak in tongues, though you may have the gift of prophecy, though you may be knowledgeable, though you may have faith, if love is not within you then you are nothing. Without love, you can never gain anything completely. Show your true love and you will be really satisfied in each and everything you do. For sure, all people whom you show your love may not be the same but, you never give up love for that reason.
Remember God’s command “Love the Lord with all your heart and soul; Love your neighbor as yourself”.
“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.”
Doing good to people who do good is not something great. But sharing with people who are in need will always be praised. Do not neglect people, who come to you during their need. Never fail to show your hospitality.
Be faithful in prayer; Be patient in misery; Be joyful in hope. Rejoice with people who rejoice and also mourn with people who mourn. If you are really willing to share someone’s happiness, you should also be willing to share their sorrow. Never let curse come out from your mouth, instead bless those who persecute you. God will do His part…
Bible Verse of the Day April 9, 2013
“Take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.”
Sincerity and loyalty plays a major role in order to build and gain trust. Faith is a mighty shield which protects your confidence and courage. When you lose faith, your confidence level becomes zero and fear overcomes you.
Faith is the only shield which can put away that fear and can give you the courage to extinguish the obstacles. It also helps you to take a firm step towards success. Though you may be weak, faith can boost you up, to do more than what you are capable of to do. Get your motivation and inspiration through books and people so that you can increase your faith and confidence level. Bible is one of the most powerful source of confidence and guidance.
At any situation, never give up your faith. Ask God to strengthen your faith and your faith will reinforce your life and goals.