1 CORINTHIANS CHAPTER 13 2
Chapter 13 of 1 Corinthians focuses on the value of love. Thechapter clearly asserts that whereas a person may possess all othervirtues such as generosity, kindness, honesty, prophesy and faith,but lack the virtue of love, these virtues are not helpful. The valueof love cannot be underestimated according to this short chapter ofthe Bible (1 Cor. 13 New International Version). People who have loveare said to be influenced by love to be patient with the people theylove. Additionally, other values of love include being kind, notkeeping a record of wrongs and not being angered easily. It is alsoevident that the virtue of love cannot be erased from the mind asopposed to other virtues (1 Cor. 13). Aspects such as knowledge andthe power to prophesy are said to be temporary just as childhood istemporary and seizes to exist when a person becomes mature.
Love as discussed in this chapter of the bible is mainly viewed asthe epitome of mankind (1 Cor. 13). It is clear that the chapter iscalling upon people who may think that they are kind, knowledgeableand patient to rethink about their love for other people. It is clearfrom the reading that virtues such as patience, kindness, honesty andtruth are all encompassed under the single virtue of love (1 Cor.13). In other words, the author of the chapter attempts to state thatit is not possible for a person to have love and be unkind, rude anda liar. Love will automatically make a person to be truthful, kindand honest.
In conclusion, it is useful to state that the points in the readingare indeed true and practical. Whereas other virtues such as a hopeand faith are essential, it is clear that love is much more essentialand vital than the latter (1 Cor. 13).