But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love.1 Corinthians 13 v 13
This verse comes as a challenge to the Corinthian church and comes as a challenge to us today. So what is the challenge?
The Corinthian church was full of it’s own self-importance, full of we speak in tongues and we can do this and that. And Paul challenges that way of thinking by pointing out what is important. And Paul says that speaking in tongues will fade, along with your other gifts that you think is so important. And then he says, what is important is Faith, Hope and Love, they will last.
The challenge for us today is, is to take this message into our churches. To cultivate the things that will last, the things that will stay. To strengthen our churches in Faith, Hope and Love.