“Father, make of me a crisis man. Bring those I contact to decision. Let me not be a milepost on a single road;
make me a fork
, that men must turn one way or another on facing Christ in me.” - Jim Elliot

Friday, June 26, 2009

Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth...

Love never gives up.

Love cares more for others than for self.

Love doesn't want what it doesn't have.

Love doesn't strut,
Doesn't have a swelled head,
Doesn't force itself on others,
Isn't always "me first,"
Doesn't fly off the handle,
Doesn't keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn't revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7 The Message


a portland granny said...

What a beautiful paraphrase! Thanks for sharing.

Tammy said...

This was beautiful and yes I did get a book from none other than Mama Beth's lovely daughter....I was so excited. I am loving this study.

vintage at heart said...

:))) You always make me think and smile! Hope you are enjoying your Summer!

bp said...

I don't remember reading this before from The Message. I like it.