In 1 Corinthians 13:13, we are told,
“And now abideth faith, hope, love; but the greatest of these is love.”
But why is love the greatest?
The answer is found earlier in the chapter when Paul says talks about the spiritual gifts of tongues, prophecy, and knowledge. He says that all three of those will eventually cease to exist (verse 8).
In fact, all of the spiritual gifts will eventually cease to exist, because they are only needed while we are here on earth.
Furthermore, he says in verse 7 that faith and hope are embodied in love, that they really cannot exist apart from love.
We will not need faith and hope in heaven, because everything we believe and hope in is fulfilled when we stand in the presence of Jesus Christ. But our love for our Savior and His children will continue to go on forever, just as God’s love for us will never end.
So why not start practicing now what we will be doing for eternity.