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Faith , Hope, Love and Love is the Greatest

Discussion in 'Devotionals' started by Born Again 2004, Dec 4, 2017.

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  1. 1 Corinthians 13:13
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    And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

    Many us us have read this verse on many occasion and heard some preacher focus in on it in a sermon. We as Christian have a second sense about love and what it means, occurring over 500 times in most Bibles. In the context of the above verse, I would like to offer this explanation:

    • Faith: Faith is where it all begins, without faith, there is no hope and love doesn't truly spiritually exist.
    • Hope: Hope is in a glorious and eternal life after physical death and there is no hope without first Faith!
    • Love: Love, agape or perfect love, follows and is certainly enhanced by Faith and Hope.
    • Why is love the last here but the greatest?: Of the three, true love naturally follows the other two but it is the greatest because it encompasses all of God's commandments and the only one of the three that exists in Heaven for all of eternity. Faith and Hope don't exist in Heaven because they are complete and have been realized but, in Heaven ,Love is perfected and lasts forever!
     
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  2. Amen, nicely put. I have similar written in my Bible alongside that verse: "Faith becomes sight. Hope is fulfilled. Love (charity) is the greatest because it exists forever." :)
     
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  3. Like Mercy Me sings. "I Can Only Imagine" !
     
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  4. Ohhhh brother, that is a song that moves me. It's one of those ones that can reduce me to tears if I'm in a certain mood when I hear it. Alternatively, it's one I'll sing along to with joy and in praise of the Lord.

    Here we go:

     
  5. Within the context of the verse used I agree brother! Well done.

    With the Love of Christ Jesus.
    YBIC
    Nick
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  6. Galatians 5:6
    For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth anything, nor uncircumcision, but faith which worketh by love.

    Blessings
     
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  7. #7 BibleTalk, Jan 10, 2018
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    Faith will be finished as salvation in Jesus will become a full reality, thus finished.
    So hope will not be needed as the hope will also become a realty, also thus finished.
    That leaves love which will last forever from God to us and from us to him.
    That is why I feel love is the greatest as God is Love and so will we be.
    BT
     
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  8. I love it and welcome aboard!
     
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