7-8a “Love knows no limit to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything. It is, in fact, the one thing that still stands when all else has fallen”. – 1 Corinthians 13:7-8a – J.B. Phillips New Testament –

I think I’m in Love.

Really!

I LOVE everything I have learned about unconditional (divine, agape) love.

  • LOVE has no limit to what it can endure.
  • LOVE has a never ending capacity to TRUST.
  • LOVE has HOPE that never becomes hopeless.
  • LOVE will stare you down and outlast every attack.

Unconditional LOVE cannot and will not fail.

Did you hear me?

Unconditional love never fails. It never heads off to the divorce court (Human lust and fleeting infatuations do), it never cheats on the object of its affection, and it can withstand the abuse of those who in their ignorance often hurt us so deeply with their fiery darts (words and deeds).

When everything in your life is crumbling into rubble at your feet, unconditional LOVE will still be standing with you. In fact, it’s the only thing that will stand the test of time.

8b “For if there are prophecies they will be fulfilled and done with, if there are “tongues” the need for them will disappear, if there is knowledge it will be swallowed up in truth. For our knowledge is always incomplete and our prophecy is always incomplete, and when the complete comes, that is the end of the incomplete. 11 When I was a little child I talked and felt and thought like a little child. Now that I am a man my childish speech and feeling and thought have no further significance for me. 12 At present we are men looking at puzzling reflections in a mirror. The time will come when we shall see reality whole and face to face! At present all I know is a little fraction of the truth, but the time will come when I shall know it as fully as God now knows me! 13 In this life we have three great lasting qualities—faith, hope and love. But the greatest of them is love”.  1 Corinthians 13:8b-13 – J.B. Phillips New Testament –

Stay with me now and we’ll digest these verses together:

  • Prophecies will end in their ultimate fulfillment
  • Tongues will become unnecessary, and
  • Our finite human knowledge will be absorbed by THE truth

THE truth?

Yes. THE TRUTH. Jesus said I am the Way, THE TRUTH and the Life. The sum total of all human knowledge (i.e.: what we believe to be “true”) is incomplete. Jesus is our completion. And if we are complete in him, when he returns, the age of incomplete will end.

It’s time for us to grow up. Put the childish ways behind us (unless you would rather continue to live in childish insignificance). We may only see things as splintered and puzzling reflections at the moment. Our grasp of the truth is often fractional – at best. But the time is closer now than ever to when we will know God as fully as He already knows us!

Faith is important. Hope is essential. Both pale next to the awesome, divine power of Unconditional LOVE!

More Love. More Power. More of the spirit and nature of God in my life.

What more can I say?

Joseph A. Cerreta, PhD., is a noted author, broadcaster, and a popular Bible teacher.
and the founder of Living faith Christian Fellowship, Inc. 
The intellectual property published above is © 1995 by Joseph A Cerreta, all rights reserved.
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