1 Corinthians 13
“And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge,
and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.” (Click here to read the entire chapter)
I think what first blows my mind by this statement is that Paul is saying a person can be great in the Kingdom and still be without love. And, sadly, it’s true. The Word teaches us that giftings are without repentance. They are irrevocable (Romans 11:29). God gives a gift to someone, that gift cannot be taken back. That is God’s policy. And it means that a person can be gifted in Prophecy (or any gift) and use it for the good of the Kingdom their whole life but it end up worthless because they could not grasp how to love.
It’s been said that there is no stronger force in the Universe than Love.
I believe that is true because if you can do what a person that is described in this scripture can do, but are “nothing” without love, then that one thing alone can overcome anything! Re-read that. I want to make sure you get it.
Now, think about that. Love can overcome anything!
Let’s say for a moment, I can speak the prophetic. Tell you your future, your present and your past. I can explain anything to you. Anything! I have such a belief in God that I can walk on water. Better yet, I can command the mountains to move. Sounds like a pretty impressive person, huh? Nope, just one more schmutz without love. Yeah, that’s a real word….