The Best Of 1 Corinthians 13 (Explained) | Repent Hub

Great Faith
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging 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, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.

Love Endures…
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love Is Eternal – Love Never Fails
Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.

When I was a child, I spoke 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 in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.




even in the face of difficulty. And when we have love, everything else becomes secondary, including our achievements and accomplishments. 1 Corinthians 13 teaches us that love is the greatest and most important of all things. No matter how many gifts or talents we have, or how much wealth or success we attain, without love, it is all meaningless. Love endures, it is kind, it does not seek its own, it is peaceful, and it never fails. If we want to truly grow in our spiritual walk and be fully mature, we must seek to understand and embody love in all aspects of our lives

For we know in part and we prophesy in part – Meaning
The unity in the body of CHRIST is solely based on love, which is why love is eternal. As stated in 1 Corinthians 13, our knowledge and prophesying are only partial. This means that everything we know or excel at, whether it be in academia, talent, or gifting, is temporary and can only last for a short time on Earth. The lack of unification in our knowledge and talents is due to our limited understanding and expertise in different areas.

Knowing In Parts
For example, if you are an ophthalmologist, your area of expertise is in eyes, while your neighbour might be an orthodontist, with his area of expertise in teeth and jaw alignment. Although you are both doctors, your knowledge and skills differ based on your specialties.

We prophecy in Parts
To further illustrate the concept of prophesying in parts, let’s consider the scenario where you and your neighbor both receive a message from God to give to a barren woman. Your neighbor’s message is to encourage the woman to trust God, as something miraculous is about to happen in her life in the coming year. Meanwhile, God inspires you to prophesy to the woman that she will give birth to a child by the same time next year. Though your messages differ, both of you are on point with what God is about to do in the woman’s life, and you have both prophesied in parts.
As we have seen, we know in parts and prophesy in parts. However, as the SCRIPTURE says, all our knowledge, gifts, and talents are nothing without LOVE. Our understanding, skills, and abilities are all temporary and will soon fade away. Our comprehension, expertise, aptitudes, talents, and capabilities are all transient and will eventually perish. This is due to the fact that they cannot bring unity, as we know only in parts. Only love has the power to unite us as the body of Christ, because love never fails. Unlike our fragmented understanding, love does not operate in parts, but in unity. Only love, which is eternal, can bring unity to the body of Christ.
In conclusion, we know and prophesy in parts, but without love, all our knowledge, talents, and gifts are meaningless. LOVE is the only thing that lasts forever, and it is the foundation of unity in the body of Christ.

In 1 Corinthians 13, emphasizes the importance of love, even over faith and hope. He compares a life without love to a sounding brass or a clanging cymbal, no matter how many gifts or talents a person may have. As we grow in our spiritual journey and mature in our faith, we put away childish things and gain a deeper understanding of what love truly means. Love should be the center of our lives, guiding all that we do and say. In a relationship, such as marriage, feelings may bring two people together, but LOVE and a deep understanding of what LOVE means will help sustain the relationship over time.

If you are interested in accepting Christ and being baptized, please click here. If you have already accepted Christ, been baptized, and filled with the Holy Spirit, then pray for God to lead you by His Spirit and grant you the spiritual strength to love and radiate love daily to the glory of GOD the FATHER.

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