THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS


DAILY DEVOTIONS

HI!

True communication is a two-way street.
It involves LISTENING and listening intently, as well as
TALKING.
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1Corinthians 13:7
Bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
NASB
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LIGHT from the WORD.


Love OF Christ causes His love to be IN us FOR others.
That love shares the burden with others in ALL things.

For instance, take a good look at the words used here.

The word "bears" or "beareth" is taken from
the Greek stego which means to cover over silently.
This kind of love will cover over the faults of others with gentle kindness,
instead of prating them mindlessly to others.
The love of God causes us to be kind and gentle when we speak of others.

The word "believes" or "believeth" is from
the Greek pisteuo and means trusting, giving trust to.
In other words, the one who has God's love, will try to believe a
person when they have good intentions.
Not that they would believe a lie, but they would try to
put faith in the person0 -- not necessarily the statement or action.


The word "hopes" or "hopeth" is from
the Greek epizo and means confidence.
This confidence is that which realizes God is in charge and
works all things for good to those that LOVE Him! (See Rom. 8:28)

The word "endures" or "endureth" is from
the Greek hupomeno and means bears up, or perseveres.
The one who has God's love IN him/her, will ENDURE all difficulties
and circumstances BECAUSE,
God's love SUSTAINS us!

Love CARES!
Love ENDURES!

Love ya!
Bro. Bruce