Saturday, December 22, 2007

Faith, Hope, Love

I have been pondering my three-legged stool of determination, hope, and practical tools.

The words faith, hope and love crossed my mind.

Faith is connected to determination in that faith is the conviction of things not seen. It takes faith to hang on to a marriage when a partner wants out.

Hope. In Romans 5:5 Paul says, "And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us."

Love. Agape love is related to practical tools because agape love is a love that takes action in the best interest of others.

The best thing about love, Paul says at the end of 1 Corinthians 13, is that love never fails.

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