CorinthiansTake Home Test 1

1 Corinthians 13 is more appropriate for marriage than Ephesians 5. This verse is the scriptural meaning of love. Not just because it is said at most weddings. The verse 1 to verse 3 talks about not having love and if you don’t have love then your nothing. The first three verses is the importance of love. Many may think that if you are not in a relationship and don’t have a significant other than you are nothing but that is not what these verses are saying. Everyone loves something whether it is your family or something material. In marriage you have you may not love the person in the beginning of the marriage but you will become in love with someone that you spend time with because without love you are bankrupt.
“Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self.” Divorce is not supposed to happen because if you love someone then you shouldn’t give up on them and your love for them. The bible says if we are in love than we shouldn’t just think about ourselves. Many peoples self-scripts believe they shouldn’t change who they are and should only care about themselves but what this scripture says is that is wrong. “Love doesn’t strut, doesn’t have a swelled head.” People that brag about their marriage are probable not happy with their marriage. Many good marriages the couple keep their marriage their marriage. This verse talks about the marriage or love not being a “me-first” thing. People get marriage for many of the wrong things in the bible it says that you shouldn’t get married for the gifts and rewards but to get married for love because love never fails but spiritual gifts will cease. It says that after all the spiritual gifts cease the only thing that will be left is faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
For a theist this is their script on marriage, you shouldn’t be about yourself, honor god don’t boast and don’t ever look back but keep going. This verse sets the foundation for love and a marriage. It is read at marriages because this is what marriage is supposed to base off of. I don’t believe that many people or even theists know of this scripture. The love that is talked about is the same love that Christ gives us. We should love our spouse the same that Christ loves us. Jesus loved his people so much that he died on a cross so that our sins can be forgiven. Many people forget that he did this for us so that we can live the way we live now. I don’t think we should give up on a marriage because Christ never gave up on us and never will. If Jesus can forgive then why can’t man.
In the bible there are different types of love Agape, Phileo, and Eros. Agape is a special word representing the divine love of God toward His Son, human beings in general and believers. It is also used to depict the outwardly focused love God expects believers to have for one another. Reflecting the fact that human marriage is modeled after the divine relationship between Christ and the Church, husbands are told to love their wives with this kind of outgoing, selfless love. This is the type of love that is talked about in Ephesians 5, Agape love. Eros refers to sexual, erotic love or desire. True love, as explained in the Bible, isn't focused on oneself and one's feelings or emotions, but is instead outwardly focused on others—wanting to best serve and care for them. This is the love that I have touched on, 1 Corinthians 13. But in 1 Corinthians 13, it mentions agape love. First Corinthians 13:4-8 provides a perfect description for agape, “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." This is true love not love for an object but for a person. I believe Eros love is what we start off with and we work to have Agape love which is everlasting. 1 Corinthians 13 is the starting point for marriage its spoken at the wedding for the beginning of the marriage. Marriage is a big time commitment that some people don’t take serious. Finding a soul mate to me is a fairy tale that we have seen and heard about for many years now. A true soul mate is that person that you can go through hell and high waters with and still be there to love you. They shouldn’t care about how much money you have or your position of power. Every marriage should strive to have agape love which is everlasting. Agape love is what God has for us his people. Christians try to be as close as they can to being God. Both scriptures give great foundations for love. But 1 Corinthians 13 gives you a better understand and more in depth detail of how to you should love a person. Some people believe that the bible is a manual so I guess you can say this is your manual to loving someone and having a better marriage.

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