1 Corinthians 13 Outline
– Everything must be done with a pure motive (1 Corinthians 13:1-3)
– Love is kind (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)
– Using your spiritual gifts to minister with love (1 Corinthians 13:8-12)
– Love is the greatest when compared to faith and hope (1 Corinthians 13:13)
1 Corinthians 13 Bible Study
In 1 Corinthians 13:1-3, here, Paul points out that everything you do must come from a pure motive of live. As a Christian, you must always keep your conscience pure and has really good intention. If you don’t do it with love, it would be no profit to you. God searches the heart of all men and he knows all our thoughts and feelings. God will judge each of us based on our thoughts, feelings, words and actions on the judgment day (Ecclesiastes 12:14; 1 Corinthians 4:5).
In 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, if you really love, you will be patient, not envy, not boast, not proud, not rude, not self-seeking, not easily angered, keeps no record of wrongs, does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth, always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres.
In 1 Corinthians 13:8-12, we must use our spiritual gifts to minister to people with love. When perfection comes, which is the day we died and become redeemed as the children of God, we will become perfect. Now, we are like children because children don’t know and understand much. Children are naÃ¯ve and they have little knowledge. When you are grown into an adult, you will no longer be naÃ¯ve because you know and understand more. Now, we still can’t see anything, except to persevere in our hope in Jesus Christ. But once we have finished this race of life, we will truly see our real status as the children of God in heaven.
In 1 Corinthians 13:13, love is the greatest compare to faith and hope. The basic principle of God’s commandments is to love God with all you heart, soul and mind and to love others as much as you love your ownself (Matthew 22:34-40).