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Lectio Divina Part 14: 1 Corinthians 13:3-7

Lectio Divina: Part 14

To be walked through the practice of Lectio Divina for this scripture, click the play button above.

If you are going to do this practice on your own, there are 4 movements in Lectio Divina as you read a scripture portion 4 times through.
1. Listen…for a word or a phrase as you read, that catches your attention.
2. Apply…how does that word or phrase apply to your life today.
3. Respond…to God’s invitation to you.
4. Rest (1 Thessalonians 5:24)

May you hear God’s voice speak to you today.

1 Corinthians 13:3-7 (Message)

3-7 If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.

Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.

For more in this series and on Lectio Divina, click here.

The Message (MSG)

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