The true meaning of love

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.

And now abide faith,
these three;
but the greatest of these is love. 

1 Corinthians 13:4-8, 13

Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, 
put on tender mercies, 
bearing with one another,
and forgiving one another,
if anyone has a complaint against another;
even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.  

But above all these things put on love,
which is the bond of perfection. 

Colossians 3:12-14


  1. LOVE how your blog looks! The header is *gorgeous*. (o:

  2. loving your new look blog too, I haven't had time to update mine since I first started it:(
    loved the scriptures on love too:) good reminder for the week for me!

  3. Beautiful Joe!, and I love your new blog page it's very cheerful, and pretty.

    P.S. I have new blog address;

    My blog is not registering when I do new post, so I'm working on the technical stuff. I need prayer!

    God Bless You!

  4. Thankyou for your lovely compliments - I thought it was time to make a change to my blog. Michele Katherine, just heading over to your blog:)

  5. Hi Jo

    Yes, your blog is looking good. Thank you for sharing these wonderful scriptures today. God's love is what it is all about. God Bless - Nita

  6. Hello Jo,
    I really like your new blog look too!
    It's so feminine and very lovely!
    Thanks for these precious scriptures - a timely reminder on this Valentine's Day :-)
    May your celebration of love be a blessed one!
    grace and joy..Trish

  7. I love the first verse. I have it in one of my post in my food blog.

    The roses are beautiful! Have a wonderful lovely day!

  8. Your blog is very beautiful! And I love it's contents. Keep up your work with the Lord.

  9. Mrs Bridget G - thank you so much for leaving a comment, lovely to meet you:)


  10. Beautiful verses. What is interesting is to think about the fact that the Bible says that "God IS love"... so every time a verse talks about love, it is talking about God Himself in some way. "Love never fails" suddenly also means "God" never fails.. and no wonder 1 Cor 13:13 says "but the greatest of these is love"!!

  11. Clara - I just love these verses and how you have described them makes them even more precious.

  12. Such a lovely verse dear Jo - some comfort to us that God will always be there for us and that he loves us so. So very beautiful the way you have it written~~



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