AND NOW ABIDE FAITH, HOPE, LOVE, THESE THREE
BUT THE GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE ... 1 CORINTHIANS 13:13.
FAITH * HOPE * LOVE
These three abide but do we abide in them?
The greatest of these is .. love, says the apostle Paul. And the greatest of the new
testament commands is to .. love .. the Lord your God with all your heart, soul,
strength and mind .. Matthew 22:37,38.
We shall always be unhappy, defeated, bound by sin, living in the past and unable to
accept ourselves and others until we start to .. abide in the three substances above. Abide
means to live in or to dwell.
Our faith should be in Him/Jesus, our hope must be in Him/Jesus and our love must be
Him/Jesus as number one and when this is, you will rejoice exceedingly far beyond any
unsaved billionaire ... glory! ..John 8:30-32.
Faith, hope and love are just sitting there for you and me to abide in, relish in and take
solace in .. providing it is all aimed at Him/Jesus.
It is no doubt true, that love is the greatest. I have never experienced anything in all
my life to be compared with loving Him first and foremost (obedience to Him/Jesus).
Those who are troubled within are not abiding in the substance that abideth .. love. Jesus
didn't give us two commands and then tell us that we don't have to keep them, neither
did He make it optional... its a command.
Jesus gave us two simple commands so that we may rejoice exceedingly throughout our stay
here on planet earth.. amen?.. When Jesus is number one on your list of daily loves, you
shall want for no good thing. You shall be full and filled overflowing with joy, able to
overcome the powers of darkness in high places and fight the good fight set before you .. halleluyah!..
Glory to Jesus!
Just as one Corinthians chapter thirteen says, you shall be fully furnished when you abide
in love/obedience to the victor emmanuel. The greatest thing you will and can do is to
love Him/Jesus and then the greatest gift of all shall be yours to walk in distribute,
relish in, abide in and know .. love!
It was the greatest surprise of my entire life.. when I put Jesus first and picked up my
cross, denied myself of sin and followed Him. I experienced this love that abides no where
else except in Him. His love totally drowned out all that was troubling me and troubles me
this very day.. amazing grace!
And now abides faith, hope, love, these three but the greatest of these is love... are you
abiding in these three today?.. amen.
Pastor Paul Sheehan