Love Is Most Important

 

1 Corinthians 13:1-7 & 13

1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 

2 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. 

3 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.

4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 

5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 

6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 

7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

8 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.

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13 Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.

 

You might not know...
This is the most quoted wedding ceremony scripture of all time, probably. Anyway you're likely to hear this at some time or another, and now you know it's from the Bible!

 

What does it say?
It's a definition of love and an explanation of love's importance.

What does it mean?
We can do so many ‘good things, but without loving people we are nothing but annoying, loud, and obnoxious people. We need love. Love has so many great characteristics. Love is perfect. Love lasts forever.

 

What does it mean to me? 
If I really care about sharing Jesus with people it is love that will make the message effective