The word 'charity' in the KJV is simply the word that we would use for 'love' today. Since the Bible says is 1 John 4:16 that 'God is love', I think it is safe to say that we could exchange the word 'love' in 1 Corinthians for the word 'God' if we wanted to.

Think about reading this passage of Scripture as a description of the character and nature of God Himself. God is patient. God is kind. God doesn't envy. He isn't boastful. God is not proud. God isn't rude nor is He selfish. God isn't angered easily and God does not keep track of when He has been wronged.

The love that God has for us will completely overwhelm us if we let it. Not one of us has experienced this kind of love from human relationships. The best horizontal love is but a shadow of the ocean of love that God has for each one of us. May each one of us continue to explore His amazing love, setting sail on the vast ocean of His kindness where He keeps no records of the times that we hurt Him.

Take us deeper in the depths of your love today Father! We open our hearts up to the way you are loving us right now!

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