Jan 21, 2013

Love... Part 4


*1 CORINTHIANS 13:7*

Bears all things (it always protects). Bears comes from the word stegō - which means to protect or keep by covering, to preserve - to keep secret - by covering to keep off something which threatens, to bear up against, hold out against, and so endure. All things comes from the word pas - which means individually &/or collectively.

The definition of the word protect is: To keep from being damaged, attacked, stolen, or injured; guard - protect or defend.

Believes all things (always trusts). Believes comes from the word pisteuō - which means to think to be true, to be persuaded of, to credit, place confidence in.

The definition of the word trust is: Firm reliance on the integrity, ability, or character of a person or thing - Reliance on something in the future; hope - To expect with assurance - To believe - the trait of believing in the honesty and reliability of others.

Hopes all things (always hopes). Hope comes from the word elpizō - which means to trust.

The definition of the word hope is: To look forward to with confidence or expectation - To expect and desire - The theological virtue defined as the desire and search for a future good, difficult but not impossible to attain with God's help.

Endures all things (always perseveres). Endure comes from the word hypomenō - which means to endure, bear bravely and calmly - to remain - to preserve: under misfortunes and trials to hold fast to one's faith in Christ.

The definition of persevere is: To persist in or remain constant to a purpose, idea, or task in the face of obstacles or discouragement - be persistent, refuse to stop - pursue your goal, be determined!

(Then of course the beginning of verse 8 states 'Love never fails...') 

Remember to persevere in loving others in this Godly way all the days of your life! Learn from your mistakes - apply them to today - do better tomorrow. His mercies are new every morning.


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