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1 Corinthians 13

May 1, 2010

Here’s how the study works: Read the chapter mentioned in the heading several times during the week and share any words, thoughts, verses that stood out to you. Having a week for a chapter creates the opportunity to reread it several times and make additional comments as you feel inclined as well as make comments on other people’s insights.

by Susan Barnes
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Susan Barnes

~ writer of insightful posts about God and faith

10 thoughts on “1 Corinthians 13”

  1. The phrase that stood out to me today was love "keeps no record of wrongs" (v.5). This reminds me that God keeps no record of my wrongs for which I am very grateful.

  2. The phrase that stood out to me today was love "keeps no record of wrongs" (v.5). This reminds me that God keeps no record of my wrongs for which I am very grateful.

  3. v.12 Now I know in part; then I shall know fully.

    is rather like 1 John 3:2
    now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known.

    Living by faith requires that we acknowlegde that we only know "in part" and we won't know "fully" until Jesus comes.

  4. v.12 Now I know in part; then I shall know fully.

    is rather like 1 John 3:2
    now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known.

    Living by faith requires that we acknowlegde that we only know "in part" and we won't know "fully" until Jesus comes.

  5. I quite like v. 13 in the Message:

    But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love.

    "love extravagantly" – now there's a challenge!

  6. I quite like v. 13 in the Message:

    But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love.

    "love extravagantly" – now there's a challenge!

  7. v.11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.

    From commentary (Constable):
    "It is characteristic of children to preoccupy themselves with things of very temporary value. Likewise the Corinthians took great interest in the things that would pass away soon, namely, knowledge, tongues, and prophecy."

    Growing up into maturity requires that we focus more and more on the "most excellent way" (12:31) and get beyond focusing on the novelty of spiritual gifts.

  8. v.11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.

    From commentary (Constable):
    "It is characteristic of children to preoccupy themselves with things of very temporary value. Likewise the Corinthians took great interest in the things that would pass away soon, namely, knowledge, tongues, and prophecy."

    Growing up into maturity requires that we focus more and more on the "most excellent way" (12:31) and get beyond focusing on the novelty of spiritual gifts.

  9. v.13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

    When we see God we won't need faith and hope but we will still love.

    God doesn't need faith and hope but he will always love and when we love, even imperfectly, we are acting like God.

  10. v.13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

    When we see God we won't need faith and hope but we will still love.

    God doesn't need faith and hope but he will always love and when we love, even imperfectly, we are acting like God.

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