This week a part of my lesson study ask that wherever I see the word “love” in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 remove it and insert my own name. And it reads like this:

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Personal Application:

Leola suffers long and is kind; Leola does not envy; Leola does not parade herself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek her 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.

Leola 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.



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.


The Honest Truth:

We are all quick to say that we know how to love, and that we are loving and kind, but if we are to love each other in the way God loves us, it is truly a difficult thing to do. We (I) can only strive to love others in the same way that God loves me, however perhaps that will never be truly possible until the day when Jesus returns to make everything right again.

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. 1 John 4:18

How many of us can honestly say that we have absolutely no fears whatsoever?

9 Replies to “How We Are To Love”

    1. Yes, so true. It’s our greatest gift, and we also still have so much to learn if we are to love others as God loves us.

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