Love and Marriage

Our niece is getting married tomorrow, and we will be leaving early to get there. We are excited about this blessed event! In honor of the wedding, I decided to post the well-known “love” chapter of 1 Corinthians 13 tonight since I won’t have time to post anything tomorrow:


1If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2If 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, I am nothing. 3If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.

4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

8Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. 11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. 12Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Congratulations Carrie and Jorge! May love abound in your marriage forever and a day.

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.


4 Responses

  1. Deb,

    Interesting timing. Just purchased my future blog names, (filled with dread by the way), and as you would have it – one of my blogs is on one and only one topic, three and only three verses, just love. I’d say the name but it really doesn’t exist yet – it’s just sitting there empty – soon though 🙂

    God has been busy stilling my heart today – and he used your post to slow the swirling mists.

    Never thought that would happen by just writing down some Scripture didya?

    Thank you

    • Craig, I never doubt the power of including scripture in my posts! The more scripture I include, the more powerful they are. Can’t wait to see what you will be writing on love. Peace, Linda

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: