Thursday, February 14, 2008

The Love Passage- for Kids

As we were doing our Family Devotion last night my youngest found this in his Bible. I love when I can find passages in translations that make it easy for even us older more mature folks to understand.

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If I can speak beautifully and can sing like an angel, but don't love others, I sound like a child banging on a piano or a screeching radio.

If I'm very smart, almost a genius, if I can figure out the hardest math problems and understand sentence diagrams, but don’t love others, I am nothing.

Love will stand in line and wait its turn.
Love looks for the good in others.

Love doesn’t always want what others have, and it doesn’t brag about what it does have.
Love is polite, even when the other person is rude.

Love doesn’t always have to be first.
Love doesn’t get angry over the small things, and it doesn’t remember one reason after another to be hurt.


Love isn’t happy when someone else fails but is happy with the truth.
Love will always protect others, especially those who
are often picked on or teased.
Love always believes the best about others and is steady and true.

Love never gives up. Preaching will stop someday. So will speeches. Knowledge will come to an end. Today we only know part of what there is to know. We can preach and speak only with a small part of understanding, but when perfection comes then what is imperfect will go away.

I am now young, and so I talk and think and speak like a child. When I become an adult I will put childish ways behind me. Now we see only a poor reflection, like in a mirror; then we will see face-to-face. Now I only know part of what there is to know; then I will know fully and will be fully known.

AND NOW THESE THREE REMAIN:
FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE
BUT THE GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE.

I Corinthians 13
Happy Valentine's Day!

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2 comments:

Lori said...

I love this - what Bible version does he have?

Happy Valentine's Day!

Beth@Sportsmomma said...

Lori- it's the NIV New Adventure Bible by Zonderkidz. It's a great translation for the boys! I even use it sometimes in my 90 day Bible study!