1 Corinthians 13:8-13 NASB
8 Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part; 10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away. 11 When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. 13 But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.
- Passing things (v. 8-10)
- Examples (v. 11-12)
- Remaining things (v. 13)
- (v. 1-3) Paul looks at “how” God measures our lives. Nothing I have, do, say or sacrifice has any lasting value without love. How do you measure your life?
- (v. 4-7) Paul answers the “what” question, defining what love is. How do you define love? What in Paul’s list most convicted you?
- (v. 8-13) Why does God measure our lives according to love? Why is love the greatest?