1 Corinthians 13: 8-13
8 Love never fails.
But where there are prophecies, they will cease;
where there are tongues, they will be stilled;
where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part,
10 but when completeness comes, what is part disappears.
11 When I was a child, I talked like a child.
I Thought like a child, I reasoned like a child.
When I became a man, I put away the ways of a childhood behind me.
12 For now we see only a reflection as a mirror;
then we shall see face-to-face.
Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully Known.
13 And now these three remain faith hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
When Paul wrote of knowing fully he was referring to when we must see Christ face-to-face. That gives believers spiritual gifts for their lives on earth in order to build up, serve and strengthen fellow Christians. The spiritual gifts are for the church. In eternity we will be made perfect and complete and will be in the very presence of God. We will no longer need the spiritual gifts so they will come to an end. Then we will fully have a full understanding and appreciateFor one another as a unique expression of God’s infinite creativity. We will use our differences as a reason to praise God! Based on that perspective let us treat each other with the same love and unity that we will one day share.
Paul wrote that love endures forever.
In morally corrupt Corinth, love has become a mixed up term with a little meaning. Today, people are still confused about love. Love is the greatest of all human qualities and is an attribute of God himself (1 John 4:8) Love involves unselfish service to others. Faith is the foundation in contacts of God‘s message; Hope is the attitude and the focus; Love is action. When faith and hope are in line, You are free to Love completely because you understand how God loves.
Does your faith fully express itself in loving others?