Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Words of Love From Paul

I mentioned that the Apostle Paul has gotten bad press from the man on the street and others who talk as if they had read their Bibles.

To partially correct this bad reputation, I will quote the Apostle Paul on love, repentance, and his personal, emotional attachments.

Love: “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, 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 Corinthians 13:4-7

Repentance: “Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, tolerance and patience, not realizing that God's kindness leads you toward repentance?” Romans 2:4

Personal Attachments: “We were not looking for praise from men, not from you or anyone else. As apostles of Christ we could have been a burden to you, but we were gentle among you, like a mother caring for her little children.” 1 Thessalonians 2:6-7

“For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children,” 1 Thessalonians 2:11

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