LOVE, HOPE, AND FAITH. THE BEST OF THEM ALL IS…

Absent Love
We wouldn’t be saved if it weren’t for God’s love (John 3:16). God sacrificed His one and only Son to die for anyone who would believe in Him because He loved the world so dearly. Jesus willingly going to the crucifixion was the greatest act of love ever. Jesus died voluntarily so that we could have eternal life; no one actually took His life away from Him (John 10:18). There is no greater love than the love of a friend who would cheerfully lay down their life for a friend, i.e.,,, for someone else (John 15:13). Who among us would sacrifice their life for their adversary (Rom. 5:8)? Most people would die for their partner or child. But Jesus did exactly that when he died 2000 years ago, knowing that we would be filthy sinners (Rom. 5:10).

The Price of Our Own
As I mentioned earlier, the majority of us would sacrifice our life for the sake of defending our loved ones, our friends, or a virtuous person (Rom. 5:7), but it’s unlikely that we would do so for someone who didn’t deserve it. Even though we claim to have faith, it is useless without love. Without love, all we’re doing is blabbering away (1 Cor. 13:1). Even if we claim to have faith in Christ; it is all empty words if we do not have God’s love in our hearts. I believe that if you had to order these three—faith, hope, and love—love would come out on top. Without God’s love, we would still be living in sin. To be able to forgive those who are flawed, the perfect sacrifice had to be made. Despite the fact that none of us are good (Rom. 3:10) and that we have all fallen short of God’s glory (Rom. 3:23), God’s goodness inspired us to turn from our sins (Rom. 2:4).

Love, Hope, or Faith
According to Matthew 17:20, hope and faith both have the power to move mountains, but it was love—above all else—that kept us safe from God’s wrath. Under the guidance of God, Paul rated faith, hope, and love and declared that love is, by far, the greatest of all four (1 Cor. 13:13). What makes love the best? Love is kind, patient, not boastful, not arrogant, not impolite, not resentful, and it doesn’t demand its way. It not only delivered us from eternal death (John 3:16). (1 Cor. 13:4-5). Love, according to 1 Corinthians 13:6, bears all things, hopes all things, bears all things, and believes all things, which I take to suggest that love is forgiving. Love is, without a doubt, the greatest of all these. How can hope or faith accomplish these things?