Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
If you put God’s name in place of the word charity/love, this chapter of God’s word still stands as truth BUT if I read it with my name in place of charity/love, it falls flat…don’t laugh put your own name in their and see what it sounds like.
Attempting to walk in love is impossible without the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
Galatians 5:22-23 (The fruit of the Spirit is love) Because Jesus died for me because He loves me…
(Which is enough to make heart skip a few beats with love when I think of him)
Then I can love Him in return only because He has given me the capability to love.
We love because He first loved us I John 4:19
It is only by God’s grace that we have an opportunity to receive the free gift of salvation by turning from our own wicked ways an agreeing with God about what sin is. It is the Word of God and His Holy Spirit that reveals these things to us. The word of God is absolute truth. If you do not believe in absolute truth…are you absolutely sure?