1 Corinthians 13

Jesus was motivated by love to die for His people. God’s love in Christ on the cross saved us, not the fact that He gave us wisdom or the ability to speak in tongues of men and of angels. No spiritual gift or sacrifice can make up for a lack of love among those whom Jesus Christ has redeemed.

In 1 Corinthians 13:1–8, Paul insists that the believers in Corinth need a Biblical understanding of love. Their divisions will never be healed without love ruling their hearts. When God’s people love one another well, despite their differences, God’s glory is revealed throughout creation. Paul encourages the Corinthians to practice Biblical love so that they can be united in Christ.