1 Corinthians 12:27-28, 31 – Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers; then deeds of power, then gifts of healing, forms of assistance, forms of leadership, various kinds of tongues…But strive for the greater gifts.
“But strive for the greater gifts,” then comes one of the most familiar passages in the whole Bible, 1 Corinthians 13. This chapter ends with “Meanwhile, these three remain, faith, hope and love; and the greatest of these is love.” (v. 13, TEV)
Caring God, give us wisdom so that we can strive for love in all we do. Amen.