1 Corinthians 13:1 “If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging symbol.” NIV
The Message: “If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy, but don’t love, I am nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate.”
So even if my words are eloquent and passionate, but I am without love, I am only making a nerve-wracking noise, my words are useless at best and could be very annoying. Lord, help me LOVE in word and deed.
My husband visited a cousin in a nursing home recently– a very loving thing to do. I spoke loving words to my sister. I wanted to help her. Guide my words, Lord. I know I often offer advice, trying to fix or control my loved ones. Teach me, Lord.