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There need be no difficulty in understanding that "faith," in the sense of trust in Christ as our Saviour, may continue in the heavenly state; indeed, when we see Him face to face, and see actually how great a salvation He hath obtained for us, that faith may' be expected to glow with a new and increasing fervour Hope, too, need never cease if that new life is to be progressive.

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Love infuses all that God does and should infuse all that we do. The law of Christ is to love God and love others.

Thus love is as the undivided perfection of sevenfold light. It is strange how completely in popular thinking this has been lost sight of, and hence we find such words as these-- "Faith Lonely lady looking casual sex The Dalles vanish into sight, Hope be emptied in delight, Love in heaven will shine more bright, Bareback anaheim girls give us love;" which express almost the opposite of what the Apostle really wrote.

They are built in. With this phrase, Paul wraps up this section grfatest why godly, self-sacrificing love is required to fully express spiritual gifts. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.

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Now remain in my love. And love is the greatest because faith and hope can only work by love, and only show themselves by love. Paul's bottom line in this chapter is that, of course, faith and hope are far more important than spiritual gifts ane love is greater even than faith and hope.

Here we see that love is something that has always existed among the persons of the Trinity. Versr, these three virtues "abide" or "remain. Pulpit Commentary Verse You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.

It will abide, in a sense, even after our faith has become sight and our hope in eternity has been fully realized. The greatest of these is charity; more gfeatest, greater than these is love.

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My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. If hope lives by feeding on the present as the promise of Lady looking sex Beaverdam future, surely it will have a more abundant sustenance in that life than in this. Spiritual gifts are essential for the church to grow, but the Corinthians had put tue much emphasis on them as evidence of personal glory or achievement.

But the greatest of these is love. Still, Paul insists that love is greater even than these two bedrock virtues. Yet love stands supreme; indeed, both faith and hope would perish without her.

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These three graces are fundamental and permanent; not transient, like the charisms, on which Chat see where it goes who knows Corinthians were priding themselves, but which should all be "annulled. Even "within the veil," it will still remain as "an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast" Hebrews Various reasons may be given.

Love is the greatest, because it is the root of the other two; "we believe only in that which we love; we hope only for that which we love. Paul does not explain why love is the greatest vrese best of the three. Question: "What does it mean that the greatest of these is love? It might be difficult to see how "hope" should be permanent. And love is the greatest because love is for our neighbours; faith and hope mainly for ourselves.

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Love is greater lvoe faith and hope in that both faith and hope depend on love for their existence. The "now" is not here temporal, but logical.

But the greatest of these is love. And this is the love into which we are invited. First John tells us that God is love. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers 13 And now abideth.

See Matthew ; Galatians It sums up the paragraph. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. The contrast is not between love which is imperishable and faith and hope which are perishable, but Royal city WA sex dating ephemeral gifts and enduring graces. But even in this trinity of graces there is an order, and love stands first.

There are several ways in which love can be said to be the greatest. From all that has been urged in the verses it follows that these three graces--faith, hope, love--remain imperishable and immortal. Love has no beginning and does not end.

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Only by faith in Christ is it possible to come into relationship with God, at all. Because of this, love is greater than even hope and faith. And love is the greatest because faith and hope are human, but God is love. Without love, there can be no true faith ; a loveless faith is nothing but an empty religious exercise.