Thursday, May 30, 2013

Put On the New Self

     Colossians 3:12 Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. 14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. 15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.                            (ESV)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Husbands, Love Your Wives

      Eph. 5:22 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. 28 In the same way husbands should love their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church. 31 "Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh." 33 However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Without Love

     1 Cor.13:1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned,* but have not love, I gain nothing.

     *Some manuscripts deliver up my body [to death] that I my boast.         (ESV)