1 Corinthians 13: The Greatest of These Is Love

What is the most popular chapter of the Bible used in wedding? 1 Corinthians 13. Why? Because it is a chapter on “the greatest of these,” love.

To quote the concluding verses:

8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

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

There is no greater comfort for a Christian that a God whose love never fails. Let us remember anew today that it is his love that sustains us in the darkest of days. He is there, he cares, and he loves us.

There is nothing you could ever do to make God love you any more; there is nothing you could ever do to make God love you any less.

You are loved by God.


Dillon Burroughs is the author and coauthor of numerous books and is handwriting a copy of all 31,173 verses of the Bible at HolyWritProject.com. Find out more about Dillon at Facebook.com/readdB or readdB.com.

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