Love Divine


“Love bearsall things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things”(I Corinthians 13:7).

There are few things more misunderstood in this world than love. And it only complicates things that one word in the English language covers so much emotional territory. Consider how love is defined in our text.

“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things” (I Cor. 13:4-7).

We at once hear what love is and what it is not. This text does not speak about the temporary so-called “love” demonstrated on the soaps, in some movies, or in popular TV sitcoms. A far cry from “bearing all things and enduring all things,” some relationships on the big and small screens barely last an episode.

The Scriptures don’t talk about the selfish kind of emotional love that one might…

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