What is love?
Love is defined perfectly by Apostle Paul in the Bible history to express God’s love message to the church of Corinthians during his mission but also a message for everyone. When we all feel love, the planet earth we live becomes a beautiful sustainable to be alive and well. Unfortunately, we are corrupted in our minds that overshadows our hearts to love and shine deficiency.
Often, we love to quote 1 Corinthians 13 in weddings or during the month of love, but Apostle Paul was sharing the context of love for the Corinthians because of their spiritual gifts were used not in order but a show-off or pride! A genuine love compels humility and maturity when we possess spiritual gifts from God the Creator of the universe! It’s a powerful message for everyone and a great reminder for us all.
1 Corinthians 13New Living Translation (NLT)
Love Is the Greatest
13 If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. 3 If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it;[a] but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing.
4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
8 Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages[b] and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever! 9 Now our knowledge is partial and incomplete, and even the gift of prophecy reveals only part of the whole picture! 10 But when the time of perfection comes, these partial things will become useless.
11 When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things. 12 Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity.[c] All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.
13 Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.
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