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Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – 1 Corinthians 13:4-5

Teen Devotion on Loving Others - 1 Corinthians 13:4-5

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, 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. – 1 Cor 13:4-7 (NIV)

Loving people the way this verse describes is almost impossible. Do you really know anyone who doesn’t boast? Or isn’t proud when they make all-state for choir? How about someone who doesn’t keep a record of when they’re wronged? Have you forgotten everyone that owes you money? Or who didn’t say nice things to you in the hallway at school? The list of the things love is in 1 Corinthians 13 is pretty impossible to do. No matter how good your self-control is, can you really say that you do all these things all the time?

If you’re honest, you can probably admit that you don’t always do these things. Yet, that’s how God describes love in this passage. So what are we to do? If we’re told to love like this, but it’s something that is impossible to do, do we just give up?

God gives us great news. In Romans 5:5, he tells us that God’s love has been poured out in our heart. That means we have the love we need in us to love people the way it’s described in this verse. All we have to do is tap into that love and let it flow out of us. Loving people without God’s help is impossible, but thank God He doesn’t require us to do it on our own!

Teen Devotion on Knowing Christ

Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – January 6

So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now! – 2 Corinthians 5:16 Once we accept…

Teen Devotion and Bible Verse

Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – John 13:35

By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” – John 13:35 (NIV) How do you know that a car is a car? There are certain characteristics about a car that make it…

Daily Bible Verse and Devotion on Loving Others

Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – 1 Cor 13:5

It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. – 1 Corinthians 13:5 (NIV) Today’s Bible verse gives us a picture of how we as Christians should be…

Teen Devotion and Bible Verse on Loving Others

Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – May 22

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. – 1 Cor 13:4 (NIV) Have you ever been in a situation where you or someone you care about hasn’t been treated…

Teen On Skateboard Devotion on Loving Others

Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – 1 Corinthians 13:4

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs – 1 Cor 13:4-5 (NIV)…

Daily Bible Verse and Devotion

Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – March 30

Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. – 1 John 3:18 (NLT) This is a really challenging verse. It’s often easy to know the right thing to…

Daily Bible Verse and Devotion on Loving Others

Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – March 24

For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” – Galatians 5:14 Have you ever been reading a really hard to understand book for school? I remember a few times when…

Teen Devotion - 3 Steps to Love Difficult People

Three Steps To Love Difficult People

How many times do you struggle to love someone who is difficult to you? I remember I used to ride the bus to school and one girl always seemed to go out of her way to be mean to…

Daily Devotion on Kindness

Daily Bible Verse – September 29

Ephesians 4:32 “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” One of the hardest things to do is to be kind and forgiving to people. Especially when those people have done you…