Now abides …

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                                          … the greatest!

      And now abide faith, hope, love, these three;
      but the greatest of these is love.
      1 Corinthians 13:13

Why is love the greatest?
Well, what is hope all about?

      Hope is what is stirred up in you,
      through something that you see as an answer
      … a something that you can believe in
      a word or a promise from God’s Word
      … that you can see happen for you!

So, what then is faith?

      Basically faith is a step or an action on your part
      … an action in response to a word from God
      … that you believe God can and will do for YOU!

OK, so now, what about love?

      Why is love the greatest?
      I thought that God is the greatest?
      Exactly, for God is LOVE.

Hope is seeing something real – in God!
Faith is being convinced – God can and will do it!
LOVE is God – God Himself in action!

      And we have known and believed
      the love that God has for us.
      God is love,
      and he who abides in love abides in God,
      and God in him.
      1 John 4 16

And that is how faith and hope work!