Nisan 20: sun-set Friday 2nd to sun-set Saturday 3rd April 2021
Day 5 Omer Reading
Week 1 Attribute 1 – Love/Ahava And Kindess/Chesed Sitting At The Feet Of Our Master YAHUSHUA
1 Corinthians 13:1-14
I may speak in the tongues of men, even angels; but if I lack love, I have become merely blaring brass or a cymbal clanging.
I may have the gift of prophecy, I may fathom all mysteries, know all things, have all faith – enough to move mountains; but if I lack love, I am nothing. I may give away everything that I own, I may even hand over my body to be burned; but if I lack love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient and kind, not jealous, not boastful, not proud, rude or selfish, not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not gloat over other people’s sins but takes its delight in the truth. Love always bears up, always trusts, always hopes, always endures.
Love never ends; but prophecies will pass, tongues will cease, knowledge will pass. For our knowledge is partial, and our prophecy partial; but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, thought like a child, argued like a child; now that I have become a man, I have finished with childish ways.
For now we see obscurely in a mirror, but then it will be face to face. Now I know partly; then I will know fully, just as YAH has fully known me.
1 Corinthians 13:13
But for now, three things last – trust, hope, love; and the greatest of these is love.
13:1-14:1a This hymn, which can stand alone yet fits its context perfectly, is the great “love chapter,” the great “faith chapter” and the great “resurrection chapter.” Love is “the best way of all” (12:31) because it “fulfills the entire Torah” (Ro 13:8-10, Ga 5:14; see also Mt 22:34-40, Ya 2:8).
The word in Greek for “love” is “agapeÆ,” defined in the New Testament (by passages such as this chapter, john 3:16, 17:23-26 and 1 john 2:5-4:21) as giving of and from one self; love expresses itself in acts of benevolence, kindness and mercy in which heart, mind and will are united because they are motivated and empowered by ELOHIM.
Such love goes beyond what one can generate of oneself, because it has its origin in ELOHIM. When such love is experienced by one person from another, the experience is of YAH’s love channeled through that other. Some Christian commentators stress the supposed uniqueness and superiority of agapeÆ over the ahavah (“love”) and chesed (“loving-kindness”) of the Tanakh. But this is surely a false distinction, for the love of ELOHIM is not different now from what it was then; nor is it more available now than before.
To present New Testament religion as romantic, based on mere feelings. Rather, the New Testament expositions of agapeÆ clarify the nature of the very ahavah (love in hebrew) and chesed spoken of in the Tanakh. .
YAHUVEH/ the allmighty GOD is the Same Yesterday, Today and Forever! YAHUSHUA is His Love Gift To The World. Joh 3:16
“For YAHUVEH so loved the world that he gave his only and unique Son, so that everyone who trusts in him may have eternal life, instead of being utterly destroyed.
This is how my Father is glorified – in your bearing much fruit; this is how you will prove to be my talmidim.
“Just as my Father has loved me, I too have loved you; so stay in my love.
If you keep my commands, you will stay in my love – just as I have kept my Father’s commands and stay in his love.
I have said this to you so that my joy may be in you, and your joy be complete.
“This is my command: that you keep on loving each other just as I have loved you. No one has greater love than a person who lays down his life for his friends.
As Believers In Messiah YAHUSHUA Our Master Can we show any less love for one another?
YAHUSHUA Prays for Himself
17 YAHUSHUA spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You, 2 as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should[a] give eternal life to as many as You have given Him. 3 And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true ELOHIM, and YAHUSHUA hamashiach whom You have sent. 4 I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. 5 And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was. YAHUSHUA Prays for His Disciples
6 “I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours, You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word.7 Now they have known that all things which You have given Me are from You.8 For I have given to them the words which You have given Me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came forth from You; and they have believed that You sent Me.
9 “I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours. 10 And all Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine, and I am glorified in them. 11 Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me,[b] that they may be one as We are. 12 While I was with them in the world,[c] I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept;[d] and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. 13 But now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves. 14 I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15 I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.17 Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. 18 As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. 19 And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth. YAHUSHUA Prays for All Believers
20 “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will[e] believe in Me through their word; 21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. 22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: 23 I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.
24 “Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. 25 O righteous Father! The world has not known You, but I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me. 26 And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.”
1 Corinthians 13
The Greatest Gift
13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned,[a] but have not love, it profits me nothing.
4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
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