Faith Without Love?
I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have
become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
And if I have
the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have
all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and
if I deliver my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind, and is not jealous; love
does not brag and is not arrogant,
does not act
unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into
account a wrong suffered,
does not rejoice in
unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth;
things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
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.
For we know in part,
and we prophesy in part;
but when the perfect comes,
the partial will be done away.
When I was a child, I
used to speak as a child, think as a child, reason as a child; when I became a
man, I did away with childish things.
For now we see in
a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I shall know
fully just as I also have been fully known.
abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love." 1
According to 1 Corinthians 13:2 above, if I have all
faith (a faith so as to remove mountains) but do not have love, I am
- Still okay, because faith is all I need.