The Greatest of These is Love


This song below, based on I Corinthians 13, the Love Chapter from the Bible, is in honor of my husband on our 16th Anniversary today. Here is the passage of Scripture first.

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.

When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.

And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

6 thoughts on “The Greatest of These is Love

  1. Ingrid Schlueter says:

    Thank you, Laura. Thanks for the Skype tour of your new place! It’s perfect for you guys. Love you.

  2. Jean Selden says:

    Blessings and congrats to you and Tom. Beautiful song. Your scripture reference was so appropriate in applying it to marriage. Our behavior is the key. Hope you enjoy your day. My husband and I just celebrated our 36th year of marriage last Sunday. It just gets better.

    In Christ,
    Jean Selden

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