“If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.” – 1 Corinthians 13:2
WOW. Did you sit back and read that?
Paul is saying that LOVE is the only foundation for everything else. You could have everything else in this life but if you don’t found your life on love… well… you might as well not exist.
Think about that statement, “I am nothing.” You could say I am nobody or I am unknown.
Do I want to be unknown? On earth, to other people? Sometimes. (If I am honest) But generally of course I want to be known.
Do I want to be unknown to God Himself? Never.
I know that on judgment day people will hear what is recorded in Matthew 7:21-23
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’
To be welcomed into the arms of our Heavenly Father, to be known by Him, we MUST understand that love MUST be our foundation for life itself. Love NEEDS to be our foundation for prophecy. Love needs to be our foundation for understanding all mystery. Love needs to be our foundation for knowledge. Love needs to be our foundation for faith. Then we will be recognized for our LOVE, here on earth and in eternity.
Are you unknown?
Are you known for your love?
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” – John 13:34-35