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Love hopes all things

Jodee Schrlau

Love hopes all things

All things means all things in the sense of each and every part that applies.  The context shows us what things are meant.  So the all things is this verse is  hoping.  The Greek word translated “hope” is from elpidzo, meaning “to hope or wait for salvation with joy and full confidence.”  This word expresses more than a wish or desire, but a confident belief in the unseen.  Biblical hope is different from human hope.  We hope is won't rain and spoil our picnic or we hope our team wins the game.  This is not the kind of hope talked about...

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Love believes all things

Jodee Schrlau

Love believes all things

Yesterday we discovered all things means all things in the sense of each and every part that applies.  The context shows us what things are meant.  So the all things is this verse is  believing. Specifically, in this verse it is used in an ethical sense, of confidence in the goodness of men.     To believe, entrust, to think to be true; to be persuaded of; to credit, place confidence in; to have faith in a person or thing.  This verse is translated as always trusts, never loses faith, is ever ready to believe the best of every person.   Love “believes” in...

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Love Bears all things.

Jodee Schrlau

Love Bears all things.

  I Corinthians 13:7 All things- this phrase had me stumped.  Surely we are not expected to bear all things, every thing, all the time? As I studied this, here is what I learned.  All things means all things in the sense of each and every part that applies.  The context shows us what thing are meant.  So the all things is this verse is bearing, believing, hoping, and enduring.  We don't have to do it all, just one piece at a time, what is presented to us at the time.   Love bears all things.  This verse had me...

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Love is: Day 19

Jodee Schrlau

Love is: Day 19

 Love does not rejoice in iniquity but rejoices in the truth.   I Corinthians 13:5  New Living Translation   It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out  Rejoice: ( first one used) to be cheerful, glad  Iniquity:  violation of God's standards which brings divine disapproval; a violation of God's justice, what is contrary to His righteous judgments and what He approves of., unrighteousness of heart and life  Rejoices: (second one used)  to sympathize in gladness, congratulate -- rejoice in (with).  Truth: divine truth revealed to man.  Respecting God and the execution of his purposes through Christ,...

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Love does not keep a record of wrong

Jodee Schrlau

Love does not keep a record of wrong

Love does not ·count up [keep a record of] wrongs that have been done.    Count up:  to reckon, count, compute, calculate, count over  to take into account, to make account of: , to pass to one's account, to impute, reckon; a mode of thinking, feeling, acting;  Evil: what is contrary to law, either divine or human, wrong, crime   Have you ever had someone "do you wrong"?  And even after they asked forgiveness, you still looked at them differently, wondering if they would do it again?  You let it play over and over in your mind, what if they do it again and I get...

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