Verse of the Day 12-29-20

Prior to 1 Corinthians 13 Paul had been writing about spiritual gifts and unity within the church. He then goes into this short discourse on love. That to many might seem out of place, but it is not. He starts chapter 13 I this way: “If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but not have love, I gain nothing” (1 Corinthians 13:1-3). To the apostle Paul love was more important than any spiritual gift and is the driving force behind unity in the church and in our communities. Paul ends his discourse on love in this way: “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love” (1 Corinthians 13:13). Let us end 2020 with love and start 2021 by making love our number one priority.

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