We are all familiar with 1 Corinthians 13. Every wedding you’ve been to has had a reading from it. Love, love, love. We’ve heard it so much we don’t even think about the words.
I would like to meditate for a moment on 1 Corinthians 13:13, “So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
Love is the greatest, even greater than faith.
If I may humbly make an observation about this. I may? Thank you kindly.
The great call of the Reformation was “By faith alone!” Reformed religion makes much of faith, and for good reason. But is it possible to make too much of faith?
I do not mean to paint all Reformed brethren with the same brush, but allow me to make an observation.
It seems to me many Reformed brothers are more concerned that I agree with John Calvin than they are concerned about me. It seems their main purpose is to get me to agree with them than help me love.
Maybe I’m wrong on this, but it is my observation. Perhaps by stressing faith so much we’ve forgotten the true test of faith: love. Love is greater than faith. Perhaps the Reformation could have been built on “By love alone!”
The greatest of these is love. I didn’t say it. It’s right there in God’s Word. Shall we adjust?