1 Corinthians 13: The Greatest of These

Reading for Wednesday, Sept 12: 1 Cor 13
Entitled “The Greatest of These”

already & not yet

Over the years, I’ve developed my own working theology of Paul’s discourse on love found in 1 Cor. 13. I’ve used this material in sermons, in premarital counseling, and in conversation with good friends. In particular, I’ve always been struck by Paul’s statement relative to the superior quality of love.

And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love. — 1 Cor. 13.13

Best I can tell, there is an enduring, eternal quality to love that makes it greater than faith and hope. Although faith is integral to our walk with God — conviction of things not seen — faith someday becomes sight. At the revelation of Jesus Christ, our confession of His lordship will be a matter of fact, not faith (Phil. 2). The inevitable outcome of faith is sight. The same is true of hope. As essential as hope is to…

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