God’s love never fails. While it is true that tongues will become still and knowledge will pass away, God’s love will always remain. Paul ends this chapter in his letter to the Corinthians with the reminder that faith, hope, and love remain with us, but that the greatest of these is love. It is knowing how deep and wide God’s love is that allows us to hold onto our faith and to keep hope even in our hardest trials.
Since the moment we were formed, God’s love surrounds us. His love continues to be with us daily, giving us comfort, strength, and protection. We see His love surrounding many in the Bible. A few examples are when He guided the people through the sea as He protected them from the Egyptians; when He kept David safe as Saul pursued him; when He comforted Jesus in the wilderness; and when He gave Stephen strength in his time of persecution and stoning. And these are just a few examples.
Paul also writes of setting aside childish ways and becoming mature in our faith. This is what we continually do on our journey of faith. As we grow in our faith, we learn to trust in God a little longer, to hold onto our hope a little tighter, and to rely on His love a little more. It is a process though. We are never suddenly right where we want to be in a growth process. It takes time. We experience a setback here and there. But we must keep going forward and striving to grow in faith, hope, and love.
God’s love never fails. May we ever keep this locked in our hearts and written on our minds as we continue on this journey of faith. Blessings!
Scripture reference: 1 Corinthians 13: 8-13