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Day 31 Lenten Scripture and Meditation: 1 Corinthians 13

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Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 13

"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." (1 Corinthians 13:13 NIV)

If you ask a hundred people "What is love?" you will get a hundred different answers. While most of the answers will be centered on the emotion of love, some of the answers also will be centered on the action of love.

The Bible records the word "love" over 500 times. First Corinthians 13 is referred to as "the love chapter" because its main theme is love.

God gave us commands to love. Jesus taught us to love. Paul challenged us to love. Poets express love by their words. Musicians express love by their lyrics. Painters express love by their art. Dancers express love by their motions. All of us should express love by an action of some kind.

You might have faith. Fantastic! Faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not seen according to Hebrews 11:1.

You might have hope. Hallelujah! Hope is thinking confidently that you will get what you desire.

You might have love. Lovely! Love is an emotion, but it is expressed in an action.

Faith, hope and love surely make us who we are; however, of these three, the greatest is love.

During this Lenten season meditate on love and how it is a central part of your life.

Feel free to read and meditate on Lenten lesson for Day 32.



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