Love is the Greatest
Love is the greatest, even above faith and hope.
Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.
Beloved Brothers and Sisters in Christ! May the peace of God be in abundance over you and over all your loved ones!
Seems faith, hope and love is all what one needs to live a godly life. The above subject verse clearly puts these three qualities on the forefront. According to the said verse, these three will last forever. Moreover, it could be said that these values are dearly required for the existence of mankind, Salvation is the gift of God and it is by His grace through faith in Jesus alone.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.Ephesians 2:8 NIV
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.Hebrews 11:1 NIV
Also it could be put it in that way that Jesus is our confidence and the hope of salvation. By the resurrection of our Lord from the dead we are given a living hope. The following verse makes it plain the love of God and His great mercy for us.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,1 Peter 1:3 NIV
The subject verse proclaims that Love is the greatest, even more than Faith and Hope. Most importantly, it is because of love, we have the hope of salvation through Christ. Yes, as God loved us very much, He gave His only begotten Son as a Sacrificial Lamb. God demonstrated His love by sending His Son, Jesus Christ into this world to atone us from our own sins.
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.Romans 5:8 NIV
Faith and hope in Jesus
Finally brethren, let us submit to our living God who is full of grace, mercy and abundant love. And believe in His Son Jesus and accept Him as our Lord and Saviour. Even more, let us live our lives with full of faith, hope and love for the Lord. Also, let love be radiated with full vibrance for the glory of the loving God. In Jesus’matchless and mighty name. Amen.