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Real LOVE in Plain English
I Corinthians 13 – The Holy Spirit Expanded Version …


 

If I speak only socially acceptable language, which offends no one, but I do it to make myself appear better than others -  therefore I am not speaking that purity out of Love for God and others - so I become just some “white noise”, since my message is rendered empty, and means nothing to God, since those motives do not reflect HIS definition of LOVE. 


 

If I hear revelation from The Spirit of God, even that which is confirmed by His Word - Yet I use it to make others feel small, or to make myself elevated, or to condemn others from a place of judgment, rather than use that prophetic insight to warn His people from a place of mercy, then that prophecy is not given out of Love . . .

 

And,  even if I have obtained a place of Authority, and walk in enough Faith to literally move mountains - of disease, difficulties or demonic oppression – Yet do all of that from a pious standpoint, looking down my nose at others less mature, or those not yet as equipped; my power means nothing to God.


 

If I were to give all my possessions to help the poor -  or even surrender my body to death - Still, if I do either of those for my own glory, or out of some sense of religious obligation, instead of from a heart that's been purified and consumed by His LOVE, then I have voided the point of those actions! It will profit me nothing in the life to come, and nothing but a transient moment of human, misplaced, popularity down here!


 

LOVE. Real LOVE. Has no ulterior motives. It seeks no glory for itself, yet, still expects good from God, because real Love trusts HIS JUDGMENT over its own! Real Love is kind, not just outwardly, but seeks the good of others, even at its own cost. LOVE really cares enough to invest. 

 

Real Love is not jealous of the blessings shown to others, but it patiently waits on God, looking to Him as the fair and just ruler of all things...

 

LOVE doesn't brag – or post it's good works to social media -  to receive the accolades of others – too often to the humiliation of those being helped!

 

LOVE is not arrogant, or puffed up about it's own goodness. It is, actually, blissfully unaware in many cases.

 

LOVE is not easily offended. It doesn't just collect wrong doings, and make lists of other people's downfalls and failures! It isn't easily provoked to anger or violence, because it takes other people's feelings, damage and emotional conditions into consideration, and seeks to help – not retaliate! Because LOVE is a Character Trait of those who have hung out with a LOVING GOD, and has let His LOVE rub off on them! 

 

LOVE never seeks its own glory, or looks after itself first!

 

AND - True LOVE does not take sides with social movements which go against the source of LOVE, which is God, nor does LOVE ignore His principles,  while assuming that it knows better than The All-Wise Creator of our entire Universe - simply because the popular jargon makes more sense to the dumbed down flesh! True LOVE is based on Truth, not mere factual, earthly realities. 

 

True LOVE rejoices with GOD'S TRUTH, even when that Truth is going against the flesh of the one who is attempting to show His Love, and LOVE keeps hope alive by believing in God, and His every Word. Because LOVE recognizes its source of origin! 

 

Therefore LOVE has great endurance! It can hang on through anything! Indeed, LOVE NEVER FAILS. Other gifts and callings will fail, due to the human vessel carrying them. But LOVE lifts us above that frail, fallen humanity and enables us with the power to rise above the low things in life, which tend to trip up even the Knowledgeable, more educated ones, the Prophetic, revelation receiving, ones, the Spiritually profound ones, the Scripturally informed  ones – because, as we are told, we will know in part, prophesy in part, and be in a spiritual learning curve until HE – the perfect One – appears and we are made like Him! 

 

But this one thing we can do through Him and IN Him – we can LOVE as He does. And, when we do, then the rest will fall into place, because the greatest of all virtues, and the definition of all Godly Character is LOVE.


 

Selah

SCD 12/28/21

The Excellence of Love: From I Corinthians 13 (New American Standard Bible)

13 If I speak with the tongues of mankind and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and know all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 And if I give away all my possessions to charity, and if I surrender my body so that I may [a]glory, but do not have love, it does me no good.

4 Love is patient, love is kind, it is not jealous; love does not brag, it is not arrogant. 5 It does not act disgracefully, it does not seek its own benefit; it is not provoked, does not keep an account of a wrong suffered, 6 it does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; 7 it [b]keeps every confidence, it believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

8 Love never fails; but if there are gifts of [c]prophecy, they will be done away with; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away with. 9 For we know in part and prophesy in part; 10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away with. 11 When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I [d]became a man, I did away with childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror [e]dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully, just as I also have been fully known. 13 But now faith, hope, and love remain, these three; but the [f]greatest of these is love.

Footnotes
  1. 1 Corinthians 13:3 I.e., in martyrdom

  2. 1 Corinthians 13:7 Lit covers all things

  3. 1 Corinthians 13:8 Lit prophecies

  4. 1 Corinthians 13:11 Lit have become...have done away with

  5. 1 Corinthians 13:12 Lit in a riddle

  6. 1 Corinthians 13:13 Lit greater

 

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