Love never ends

Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. 1 Corinthians 13:8-10

I have had some bad experiences in the past with today’s verses. Well-meaning people use these verses support their beliefs on prophecy and tongues. I lived through a church that came apart at the seams over this issue. It is sad that Christians use Paul’s writings about love to fight with each other. It also illustrates the point of not taking scripture out of context. Paul is writing about love not spiritual gifts.

Love never ends. God is love and just as God is eternal so is love. I think that Paul is reminding us that even when all spiritual gifts pass away and even the earth no longer is here and the universe ceases to exist, love will continue. God’s love will never end.

Christians need to stop arguing about things that have no eternal consequence and devote our time and energy to spreading the Gospel and the love of Christ. We need to think how it looks when we fight among ourselves. Yes we can debate the finer points of doctrine but when these debated result in loss of fellowship we have gone too far.

God is love. God loves us. God loves the world. God’s love is unconditional and God’s love never ends. We need to go and do likewise.

Have a blessed day,

David

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About dwwork

The name of this blog is taken from 1 Peter 3:13 - “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience. This verse became special to me over ten years ago when I was asked to teach an adult Sunday school class on Christian apologetics. This interest grew over the years to the point that I took some graduate level classes in apologetics. I think the best way to be prepared to give and answer to everyone who asks is to know scripture. It is my hope that through these short devotionals the reader will become more familiar with each verse. I have tried when possible to make them personal hoping in some small way to show that God’s word written over two thousand years ago is still relevant today. In the writing of these short devotionals I have been able to better understand how God’s word impacts my life. It is my hope that you too will come closer to our Lord Jesus and develop a closer relationship with Him. Finally, if the reader finds anything in conflict with scripture please let me know. God’s word is the final authority always overrules anything I might write. David
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One Response to Love never ends

  1. Freedomborn says:

    Thank you David for your calling card or invitation to visit you, God has called us all to share His Truth and I have responded to few of your messages and yes it is all about His Love which will be shown in our lives but not just to the fortunate few who agree with us and think we are great but to everybody and not in a Saccharine sweet way but in God’s way which is genuine, committed and sacrificial, can we have God’s Love in the flesh, No we are to ask and receive.

    What are Prophesies, they tell us what will be, but if we have the mind of Christ who is One with the Father and Holy Spirit, we will know all things, (1Corinthians2 :9-16 ) Jesus our only Teacher will teach them to us, they are written on our hearts and minds. What is the gift of tongues, not meaning the sign of The Spirits Power and presence, it is our spirit communication with the Father but we don’t understand what we are saying to Him so Paul tells us to pray with the mind too and in The Spirit and that means with God’s understanding and being empowered by the Spirit to know how to pray in God’s will… what about the other gifts, like King Saul who had the gift of Prophesy, they will pass away too, they will not be needed after God’s Church has been built up we are all conformed into the image of Christ, which will be shown in our Love for Him and each other , this is the Uniting of God’s Children from every Denomination, and from every Nation not just one Denomination, Country or Race. The other world wide Church is a combining of all Denominations, Religions and Occult and New age beliefs, it is Satan’s Church, they will not have the indwelling and empowering of The Holy Spirit, it will be fleshy and worldly and will promote what God tells us is evil as good, and the itching ears will accept it as they worship the Beast who has deceived them….. we are to come out of them before the First Sickle or Rapture as it is called today but to do so may mean we are Martyred as committing Treason, like those in the early Church.

    The only way to loose our Salvation is if we reject Jesus Christ because He has no choice but to reject us and if we do it means we are eternally dead in our sins and it also means we never came to heart repentance in the first place or showed it’s good fruit in our lives, it was only head repentance and so there is no way to bring us back to what we didn’t have which is true heart repentance and Salvation but if we rejected Jesus we would not be wanting to anyway our consciences would be seared, we would wallow in the mud happily with no repentance or regret, making excuses and claiming our sin will have no consequences, we couldn’t be rescued because we wouldn’t want to be or see the need to be.

    John 8:34-36 Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

    Jesus is the only way to be forgiven but someone who claims He is not necessary means Jesus death was pointless which is crucifying Him all over again. Head repentance is only for a season, we may fall into sin again or away depending on our Destiny which we will choose ourselves although God knows those who are His from Eternity . Head repentance it is not the foundation that is needed to be conformed into the image of Jesus but it makes us aware of what is needed and we either come to True repentance before we die or we don’t and if so we are without excuse the same as the Atheists and all who worship other God’s including Materialism, we see God in His creation clearly only He can create variable Life. Jesus is the only way to The Father, He is part of The Godhead or Trinity as they are called today. When we believe in Him we are acknowledge what He has done for us and also who He is, we are sealed by The Holy Spirit after we have been Born again of the Spirit and have God’s seed or Nature, we are perfected in Love and have the mind of Christ and we know this is a reality by the Spirit who confirms it in our spirit that we are God’s redeemed Children and part of His Family and it will be shown in our actions and words, that we have put our flesh to death by The Spirit because we turn away from sin, meaning we no longer sin and we do good by the empowering of The Holy Spirit and we can do so because we have been set free from the slavery of sin and no Temptation will be greater then we can bear, we have asked and received God’s wisdom and we walk in it.

    God bless you greatly David and your Loved ones now and always.

    Christian Love from both of us – Anne

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