May 22 2017

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1 Corinthians 13:1 for a blogger, mother, and wife

1 Corinthians 13

1 Corinthians 13:1 for a blogger, mother, and wife


If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. (1 Corinthians 13:1 NLT)


Here are three versions I created as an application to myself as a blogger, mother and wife.


If I could have the most popular blog that everyone pinned, tweeted and liked, but neglected my family and could only talk about my blog, I would only be an annoying, disruptive noise in the blogosphere.

Mothers (Fathers)

If I could always know the exact words to say to my children (especially when it came to motivating them to do their homework and chores) but forgot about loving their precious hearts, I would be a nagging noise to be droned out.

Wives (Husbands)

If can spin an amazing story about all my accomplishments, always have the right answer, can outwit my husband (wife) with stellar arguments, but I have disdain in my heart towards him (her), my amazingness is lost and all that is heard is a grating noise.


While I have often dreamt of being able to speak other languages fluidly, 1 Corinthians 13:1 speaks right to my pride—the part of me that wants to be impressive. The challenge is to choose love over being amazing. In God’s order of things, love is greater.

How would you rewrite 1 Corinthians 13:1 for a role in your life?

The point of rewriting is to chew on scripture and apply it to real life. Here are other role possibilities: sister, daughter, friend, employee, boss, neighbor. Take time and ask God to speak to your heart.


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Note: Back in 2012, I did the study, Love like Him from HelloMornings. I took the challenge to memorize 1 Corinthians 13. This study inspired me to write 1 Corinthians 13:1 in my own words.


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