Monday, May 4, 2009

What's the greatest?

There is a lot of Christian art/collectibles out there with the "faith, hope, love" phrasing on them. But, did you ever wonder why the greatest is love?

If you say because love hides a multitude of sins, or we love because He first loved us, or love is forever, you are only half right.

...constantly bearing in mind your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of our God and Father,--1 Thess 1:3

But now faith, hope, love, abide these three;

but the greatest of these is love. --1 Cor. 13:13

Faith is: the confident belief in the truth of or trustworthiness of a person, idea, or thing.

Hope is: a belief in a positive outcome related to events and circumstances in one's life.

Love is: any of a number of emotions and experiences related to a sense of strong affection and attachment.

Simply put while in our earthly bodies we depend and rely on faith, hope and love.

When this life is done and we receive our heavenly bodies there will be no need for faith or hope - we will see with truth for ourselves and therefore remove any need for "belief."

You do not have a "belief" in what is seen and proven. Therefore the greatest is love for it transcends earth to heaven.

Love is a gift from God that we will never fully understand until we get to heaven. That is why our faith and hope need to be so strong now.

1 John 4:16 tell us:

"We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us.

God is love,

and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. "

Abide in love and abide in God, and He will abide in you!

Who needs more explanation than that??

Thanks for stopping by...Have a great week!

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