Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude.
Love does not demand its own way.
Love is not irritable, and it keeps no record of when it has been wronged. It is never glad about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out.
Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
Love will last forever, but prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will all disappear.
- After using this often-quoted scripture last weekend, as I toasted the Groom at the rehearsal dinner, it seemed a fitting topic for this post. I was a Groomsman at the New York wedding of my brother.
- Clearly, those who fall in love and marry -but haven’t truly befriended one another also- could have a very rocky road ahead in their Marriage. Romantic love isn’t ‘friendship love’. Without the latter, I believe a long, solid union isn’t likely; without the former, the union would never have started.
- Friend, Acquaintance, or Stranger? There’s a distinct difference between a Close Acquaintance and a Close Friend. Moreover, if God isn’t a friend to both the husband and wife, is it really a Christian union? As the hymn goes, ‘what a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear.’ (Agape love alert!)
- This is one of my favorite Bible verses.