… [Love‘s] hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening]. Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or come to an end] … 1 CORINTHIANS 13:7, 8
If you walk in love, you will not fail- because love never fails!
We are interested in spiritual gifts (1 Cor. 12 and 14), and we ought to be. The Bible tells us that prophesies will fail, tongues will cease, and knowledge will vanish away. But thank God, love never fails.
Yes, I believe in prophecy and prophesying. I believe in speaking in tongues. Thank God for these gifts! But if you exercise these gifts outside of love, they become as sounding brass and tinkling cymbals.
Let’s have prophecy. Let’s have tongues. Let’s have faith. Let’s have knowledge. But let’s have love with it. Let’s put love first, because we are in the family of love, and we have been acquainted with our Heavenly Father, who is love.
We ought to want to learn and grow in love until we are made perfect in love. I haven’t been made perfect in love yet, have you? But I’m going to keep working toward that goal!
Confession: I am a love person. My hopes are fadeless under all circumstances. I endure everything without weakening. I never fail!