1 Corinthians 13 (Listen)

13:1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. 11 When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.

13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.




Devotional:

If I speak in the tongues of men and angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. (1 Corinthians 13:1)

There is a saying, “people don’t care what you know, until they know that you care.” Love should be the basis of everything a Christian does. If I truly love you from the heart, I will never do anything to hurt you. The Bible tells us that God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son. Two words that are key in that piece of Scripture — loved and gave. Love is not just a noun, it is also a verb, in that real love denotes action! Jesus said if you love me, keep my commandments. Love always shows itself in an action, not just lip service. Love goes the extra mile and gives sacrificially. Love never fails!