"And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but THE GREATEST OF THESE is charity (love.)."
Men, there is no doubt that the doctrines of faith, hope, and love are important and daily abiding doctrines. If we put greater emphasis on other doctrines rather than these three major doctrines, we do so to our own disadvantage and peril. Putting it plainly, we need to be men of faith, hope, and love. But, the greatest of all these is to be men of love.
Can I ask you honestly? Is this the greatest truth in your life? Are you indeed a most loving man? Does your wife experience this about you ? Do your children experience this about you? If not, why not?
Everyone one we contact in our lives--our family, neighbors, and communities should know and experience when they meet with us that we are a most loving man. At least, we should be men who make this our chief objective in life. We may not have arrived yet, but we press forward with the help of the Holy Spirit to reach the goal.
Because love is the greatest of all abiding truths, don't you think we should make this truth our greatest matter for prayer? I believe so. It is not so important what church we attend, how much knowledge of the Scriptures we have, or how much zeal we have for God, but rather, how much love flows through us in our home, church, and communities.
How great is your love today?