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Daily Bible Verse - 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 - Love is patient ...

NIV 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.
KJV Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
NASB Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered,
1 Corinthians 13:4-5


Paul shines love through a prism and we see 15 of its colors and hues, the spectrum of love. (1 Corinthians 13:4-7) Each ray gives a facet, a property, of agapē love. Unlike most English translations, which include several adjectives, the Greek forms of all those properties are verbs. They do not focus on what love is so much as on what love does and does not do. Agapē love is active, not abstract or passive. It does not simply feel patient, it practices patience. It does not simply have kind feelings, it does kind things. It does not simply recognize the truth, it rejoices in the truth. Love is fully love only when it acts (cf. 1 John 3:18).

MacArthur, J. (1996, c1984). 1 Corinthians. Includes indexes. (337). Chicago: Moody Press.

Daily Bible Verse - 2/13/2008 - 1 Corinthians 15:33

NIV Do not be misled: "Bad company corrupts good character."
KJV Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
NASB Do not be deceived: "Bad company corrupts good morals."
1 Corinthians 15:33

Evil company corrupts good habits. Paul is referring to the false teachers who had come into the church at Corinth, denying the resurrection.

The Christians should realize that it is impossible to associate with evil people or evil teachings without being corrupted by them. Evil doctrine inevitably has an effect on one's life. False teachings do not lead to holiness.

MacDonald, W., & Farstad, A. (1997, c1995). Believer's Bible Commentary : Old and New Testaments (1 Co 15:33). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.

Resurrection Teachings

Some Corinthians were confused about the resurrection of Jesus and what it has to do with them. Some apparently didn't believe that bodies will be resurrected. Instead, these people have adopted the Greek understanding that only the soul is immortal. Paul teaches that Jesus-soul and glorified body-were both resurrected and witnessed by hundreds.
Paul reveals that some day, in an instant, "our dead and decaying bodies will be changed into bodies that won't die." Our former bodies made from dust will become like that of "the one who came from heaven." When this happens, Paul says, the prophecies of Isaiah and Hosea will be fulfilled, and people will praise God saying, "Death has lost the battle! Where is its victory? Where is its sting?" (Isaiah 25:8; Hosea 13:14).

Miller, S. M., & Gross, P. (1998). How to get into the Bible. Includes index. (345). Nashville: T. Nelson Publishers.