People of faith are often so mesmerised by the prophetic gift, the ability to pray in unknown tongues and have special knowledge.
As great and as powerful these things are, they are no where near as powerful as LOVE. Love is so powerful that it is eternal. Think about that for a second.
Prophecies, tongues & knowledge are all tools given because man fell really low in Adam and needed help to hear from God. They will pass away. They fail.
“Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever! Now our knowledge is partial and incomplete, and even the gift of prophecy reveals only part of the whole picture!” 1 Corinthians 13:8-9 NLT
But love, Love is the power behind creation. Love is the power behind redemption. Love is the power that makes eternity worth looking forward to.
If you had to choose between giving or receiving prophecy, special knowledge, tongues & love, Choose love. Choose not envying, not holding records of wrongs, choose always believing, choose not being rude, choose not being boastful…that’s what Loving looks like. To choose love is to choose loving. (Read 1 Corinthians 13)
If you’re looking for power to change your relationship, to heal your family, to heal past hurts, before you go chasing after the latest prophet in town, or paying for special prayers, try love. Love is more powerful than any prophetic word you can give or receive.
Don’t under estimate the profound and eternal power in the affection of authentic love that worked out through simple acts of kindness, generosity, niceness, faith & hope. Even when you don’t have a prophetic word, can’t pray in tongues or have a word of knowledge, you’ll always have the ability love and someone to receive your loving.
Love Never Fails. NEVER!!