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1 Corinthians 13

13:1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
13:2 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.
13:3 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. (13:4-6)
Some nice thoughts about love (or charity as in the KJV).

(13:4) "Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up."

(13:5) "Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil."

(13:6) " Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth."

(13:7) "Believeth all things"
Should we believe everything?

(13:8) "Prophecies ... shall fail."
Except for this one.

(13:11)
"When I became a man, I put away childish things."
(Like believing in the bible?)
Is it good to be childish?

(13:13) "Faith, hope, and charity ... but the greatest of these is charity." Charity (good works) is more important than faith.

13:4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
13:5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
13:6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
13:7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
13:8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
13:9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
13:10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
13:11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
13:12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
13:13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

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The time has come to set aside childish things
(and become a nation of nonbelievers)
(1 Corinthians 13:11)

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