• Nameless Prophets

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  • Love That Perseveres

    1 Corinthians 13:7–8a

    Some of us reading this daily study may be enduring great suffering and may wonder how we can go on loving God through it. Others will remember times of tragedy when they wondered the same. The answer is that the ...Read More

  • Love, Evil, and Truth

    1 Corinthians 13:5–6

    Because love does not rejoice in wrongdoing, it does not find joy in the evil deeds committed by us or by others. We must be careful here, for we can think that we are not rejoicing in wrongdoing simply because ...Read More

  • Love and Self-Control

    1 Corinthians 13:4–5

    Self-control is a Christian virtue that is under attack in our era. The culture and even many churches tell us to indulge ourselves as long as we do not hurt others. But a life of self-indulgence is contrary to the ...Read More

  • Love without Envy or Boasting

    1 Corinthians 13:4

    To love other people rightly, we must work to put the envy in our hearts to death and to develop contentment in our circumstances. It is all right to desire something we do not own as long as it does ...Read More

  • Love Is Essential

    1 Corinthians 13:1–3

    Many people talk a good game about their love, professing to love other people without ever really doing anything to demonstrate it. But true love is shown not in word and talk but in deed and truth (1 John 3:18). ...Read More

  • The Struggle of Unbelief

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  • Paul Prays to See the Thessalonians

    1 Thessalonians 3:11–13

    Our love and holiness are not the basis of our salvation. Only the perfection of Christ can make us stand before God unafraid. Yet, neither will we be saved without growing in love and holiness, for sanctification—growth in grace—is the ...Read More

  • Joy and Thanksgiving

    1 Thessalonians 3:9–10

    Because of Christ’s infinite goodness, the infinite blessings of salvation, and our own finiteness, we will never reach a point where we cannot grow more in our knowledge of the Lord and His work. This will be true even in ...Read More

  • Standing Fast in the Lord

    1 Thessalonians 3:6–8

    It is easy to forget that we are so closely related to other believers that their joy and their faith sustain our own. Consequently, our joy and faith help sustain the joy and faith of other believers. In seeking to ...Read More