Relationships: Fulfilling Love
Biblical Tips On Relationships:
Nine Principals For Fulfilling Love as Defined by 1 Corinthians 13
(Heard at Hart Haven Baptist Church – 2-8-04 Dr. Don Cooley, Pastor)
Love cannot be rushed. Do not be in a hurry. Be patient.
Kindness is love in action.
Be generous with time, talents, and money
Humility is love in hiding. It does not compete and does not put people on pedestals.
This simply means to be nice. Say simple words like please and thank you.
This is love in essence.
7. Good Tempered
Maintain a loving disposition.
Be righteous as defined by the life of Jesus
Be careful what you say. If you have nothing good to say, find something. Do not boast.
1 Corinthians 13 NIV
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. 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 childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.