Love is the fulfillment of the Law. We love because Christ loved us.

Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

ESV Text: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 13

     1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

     4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, 5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; 6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; 7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

     8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. 9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. 11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. 13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 401:
Praise to Thee and Adoration

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. Praise to Thee and adoration, 
Blessed Jesus, Son of God, 
Who, to serve Thine own creation, 
Didst partake of flesh and blood. 
Teach me that I never may 
From Thy fold or pastures stray, 
But with zeal and joy exceeding 
Follow where Thy steps are leading. 

2. Let me never, Lord, forsake Thee, 
E’en though bitter pain and strife 
On my way shall overtake me; 
But may I through all my life 
Walk in fervent love to Thee, 
In all woes for comfort flee 
To Thy birth, Thy death, and Passion, 
Till I see Thy full salvation. 


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