The ultimate goal and success?
Psalm 5-10 / 1Corinthians 13-16
5:11 But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you.
8:1 O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.
:9 O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
9:19-20 Arise, O LORD, let not man triumph; let the nations be judged in your presence. Strike them with terror, O LORD; let the nations know they are but men. Selah
13:1-13 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.
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.
Love never fails.
But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears.
When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child.
When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me.
Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face.
Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love.
But the greatest of these is love.
OT Flash Points
You have never abandoned those who search for You
But the wicked [those who reject You] will be punished
NT Flash Points
Most excellent gift – better than all other gifts – the validation of all gifts
Ask in My name? in absolute assurance of all He has disclosed of Himself
Is the cross something to get through? No
The cross is our ID, our identification with Jesus
Pray to get answers? No
Pray to identify with God