“And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.” – 1 Corinthians 13:2
Today, Paul’s Way of Love (cf. 1 Cor 12:31b) leads us to prophecy. This is a topic many of us Christians are becoming fascinated with, especially in these odd times we’re living for. We seem to be counting down the days to His return, which is counterintuitive (cf. 2 Pet 3:10, Rev 16:15, Matt 24:36,42-44, 1 Thess 5:2). We also may be inclined to seek out wild conspiracy theories about our futures from mediums or other sources. And while some people, maybe even ourselves, may be inclined to speak on these subjects with compelling authority. But, again Paul argues that these things are useless without love.
Plus, we could have this faith that is large enough to move mountains (this mustard-seed faith we all only wish we had) but if we don’t have love, we serve no purpose. Again, the message is to love unconditionally. Love in all circumstances, because love endures forever. The rest will pass on, but love remains.
“Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!” – Psalm 118:1