The greatest gift is love, one may have the gift of prophecy or even the gift of faith but it is useless without the accompanying with the gift of love. faith can move mountains but still needs love make it effective in the church, for there are godly people everywhere, and some of them are even willing to sacrifice their lives for others: but without love, it would be meaningless. As a church we need to show that love is the identifying mark of the faithful christian believer, love gives value to all the other gifts. As christians, we must be marked by the gift of love, the highest gift of all, if I asked you what love is like, we all would give different answers. Scripture taught us here that love is very patient, kind, not envious, and not proud, love does not get irritated easily, Love is able to show grace to others by putting up with them. Love does not keep a logbook of all wrongs that others have done, Love feels sad when others get hurt and suffer injustice. Love is happy for others when they do well, a gifts used in love, God will use. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment, he that feareth is not made perfect in love.
God gave gifts for the building of his church, we see many of those gifts in use today, As we use our gifts in God’s service, we must exercise them in the love of God. Demonstrating his love to everyone, both believers and non believers, for the glory of Christ, If love is essential to the success of the church, we need to know what it looks like, Paul began with a basic description “charity suffereth, long, and is kind, “suffereth long means patient. Love put up with wrongs suffered and resists the temptation to become resentful, to be kind means to put oneself at others service to do them good. And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity. ( Read 1 Corinthians Chapter 13:1-13)
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
CB Helping Hands Ministries
To God Be The Glory
Minister David A. Benjamin