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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Pondering the Scriptures Sunday #39

Paul extols the high status of charity:

"And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.  And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.  Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up .." 1 Corinthians 13:2-4

Charity (Bible dictionary):

"The highest, noblest, strongest kind of love, not merely affection; the pure love of Christ.  It is never used to denote alms or deeds or benevolence, although it may be a prompting motive."

Happy pondering!!  :)


  1. Interesting definition...apparently the word is greatly misused today!
    Thanks for the thoughts!

  2. Hi Megan. I hadn't realized it was this profound ..definitely greatly misused and I'm one of those misusers ..but now I know better!


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