love lasts

May 2016 (12)

1 Corinthians 13:8-10

1Co 13:8 Love never dies out. But if there are prophecies proclaimed, they will be done away with; if languages spoken, they will cease to exist; if a mystery exists, it will be done away with.
1Co 13:9 Because we know things piecemeal, and we prophecy about things piecemeal;
1Co 13:10 but when the time of maturity comes, the piecemeal will be done away with.

love lasts

The Corinthians had been mesmerized by ministries with the big show. They sought teachers who could reveal secrets that appeared to be trapped in the text. They looked for those with powerful supernatural gifts and amazing linguistic skills. Paul did not deny the existence of any of these amazing gifts. He just pointed out that those supergifts do not last. Even when all the prophecies are fulfilled, everyone knows what everyone else is saying, and all the mysteries are solved, love will still be necessary. It will never become obsolete, and will never go out of style.

LORD, show us how to minister to others in love.


About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is a former Christian missionary who now lives in Williamsburg, Virginia. If your church or small group would like to hear Jeff speak, you can contact him at -- !
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