“Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.”
1 Corinthians 13:13 NLT
How often do you stop and think of those things that truly have an eternal significance in your life? In 1 Corinthians 13:13 God's word identifies three things that will last forever. It makes sense to be certain that we would maintain a generous portion of each of these in our lives.
Faith - “Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see...And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.” Hebrews 11:1, 6 NLT
Hope - “We put our hope in the LORD. He is our help and our shield.” Psalm 33:20 NLT
“Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him.” Psalm 62:5 NLT
Love - “Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NLT
Got Faith? Got Hope? Got Love?
If you've got Jesus, you've got all three. He is the greatest eternal significance.
Bro. Joe Metts