1st Corinthians 13:1 says, “If I speak in the languages of men and of angels, but do not have love, I am as a clanging cymbal. 13:2 And if I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and possess all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 13:3 And though I give all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but do not have love, I gain no profit from it.
13:4 Love is patient, and is kind. Love does not envy, is not proud. 13:5 It does not behave in a bad way, does not seek its own good, is not easily provoked, and does not think about evil. 13:6 It does not rejoice in evil, but rejoices in the truth. 13:7 Love always trusts, always hopes, and endures all wrongs. 13:8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are gifts of languages, they shall cease; where there is knowledge, it will vanish. …13:13 And now there is faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.
We Christians are called to love. So then we must strive to match the qualities of love in first Corinthians 13: 4 – 8. We will never be perfect, but we must try to be. These qualities are exactly what God fulfills. He is love. That’s why he died for our sins.