Times Of Life And Love – Hankies Recommended

We Have This Moment Today – Bill And Gloria Gaither

In the video, Gloria Gaither tells about a lot of life’s experience that she and Bill have faced. Many of us have faced similar experiences. Consider life and love, as you look back and see those things that have meant so much to you, and have left a life-long memory that never will leave.

Life and love, both coming from our parents. Growing up. Dating. Falling in love. Getting married. Having our own children; watching them grow up. Their first day of school. The day for getting their driver’s license. Their first date. Their graduation. Their getting married; their having their own children. Death. Other things. A cup of coffee. From the most simple, to the most complex, life’s issues don’t fail to come upon us.

All of the above of life’s experiences happen in our lives. Some are very difficult for us to handle. We may never be able to accept certain things of life. But, God is in the people business, and “God is love” (1 John 5:4). God even gives us the grace to look back, and share life’s experiences, over a cup of coffee (whether good, or not so good a cup, lol).

We have listened to the video about life and love. Now, let’s read a passage of scripture that tells us about life and love.

1 Corinthians 13 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Greatest Gift

1 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, 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.

God has given us a passage of scripture that many people view as relating to death, but the words clearly show that it is about life; our life, and God’s Sovereignty.

Psalm 23 King James Version (KJV)

1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

God is truly the Shepherd of our life.

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9 thoughts on “Times Of Life And Love – Hankies Recommended”

    1. Thanks for the link, but the KJV has errors. We don’t have an original KJV 1611 that could be read because it is archaic, We don’t say, “betwixt me and thee.: The parallel verses that I provided shows no error in the other versions. If you will use Biblegateway dnd Bible.com, and use the lexicon,you can study these things to find truth. Please have a good night.


    1. Thanks for sharing, but the benchmark is the Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic. I use the King James also. There are problems there. If anyone thinks that another translation is in error, it can easily be compared to other reliable translations, such as Biblegateway. There you can check each translation, word for word, and determine if there are discrepancies. We do so speak Elizabethan English today. King James was not a good man. Plus, some of the words that are used in the KJV are not what I would read in front of children. 1 Kings 16:11 is an example of a verse that I would not read from the KJV to my grandchildren. I am going to put a parallel of translations of that verse, You can check for the word that I would not read to my grandchildren, You can also check the other translations for comparison purposes. The problem with the KJV is how “male” is translated. There are other discrepancies in the KJV that are real errors of translation. As I am typing this replay, I can look to the right of my computer, and my KJV is there, to the left is my KKJV. In between, I have my NASB, NIV, HCSB. Whenever I use a translation, I try to make sure that the wording is proper for the passage. John Walvoord was on the ESV translation team. Charles Ryrie was on the NIV translation team. Both men, deceased, are highly esteemed for their knowledge of scripture. Thanks for being a follower and friend. (Please excuse any typos. There is not much of a window for typing purposes.


      New International Version
      As soon as he began to reign and was seated on the throne, he killed off Baasha’s whole family. He did not spare a single male, whether relative or friend.

      New Living Translation
      Zimri immediately killed the entire royal family of Baasha, leaving him not even a single male child. He even destroyed distant relatives and friends.

      English Standard Version
      When he began to reign, as soon as he had seated himself on his throne, he struck down all the house of Baasha. He did not leave him a single male of his relatives or his friends.

      Berean Study Bible
      As soon as Zimri began to reign and was seated on the throne, he struck down the entire household of Baasha. He did not leave a single male, whether a kinsman or friend.

      New American Standard Bible
      It came about when he became king, as soon as he sat on his throne, that he killed all the household of Baasha; he did not leave a single male, neither of his relatives nor of his friends.

      King James Bible
      And it came to pass, when he began to reign, as soon as he sat on his throne, that he slew all the house of Baasha: he left him not one that pisseth against a wall, neither of his kinsfolks, nor of his friends.

      Christian Standard Bible
      When he became king, as soon as he was seated on his throne, Zimri struck down the entire house of Baasha. He did not leave a single male, including his kinsmen and his friends.

      Contemporary English Version
      As soon as Zimri became king, he killed everyone in Baasha’s family. Not one man or boy in his family was left alive–even his close friends were killed.

      Good News Translation
      As soon as Zimri became king he killed off all the members of Baasha’s family. Every male relative and friend was put to death.

      Holman Christian Standard Bible
      When he became king, as soon as he was seated on his throne, Zimri struck down the entire house of Baasha. He did not leave a single male, including his kinsmen and his friends.


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