Charity is a dominate Spiritual Characteristic
1Co 13:1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have
charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
1Co 13:2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries,
and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains,and have not charity, I am nothing.
1Co 13:3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give
my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
Characteristics of Charity
- 1Co 13:4 Charity suffereth long,
- and is kind;
- charity envieth not;
vaunteth not itself,
- is not puffed up,
- 1Co 13:5 Doth not behave itself unseemly,
- seeketh not her own,
- is not
- thinketh no evil;
- 1Co 13:6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity,
- but rejoiceth in the truth;
1Co 13:7 Beareth all things,
- believeth all things,
- hopeth all things,
- endureth all things.
- 1Co 13:8 Charity never faileth:
- That which does fail
- but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail;
- whether there
be tongues, they shall cease;
- whether there be knowledge, it shall
- That which we have only in part
- 1Co 13:9 For we know in part,
- and we prophesy in part.
- That which is temporary
- 1Co 13:10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which
is in part shall be done away.
- 1Co 13:11
- When I was a child,
- I spake as a child,
understood as a child,
- I thought as a
- but when I became a
man, I put away
- 1Co 13:12 For now we see through a glass,darkly;
- now I know in part;
- but then shall I know even as
also I am known.
- Conclusion: 1Co 13:13
- And now abideth
- charity, these
- but the greatest of these is charity.