In all that remains, Love above all else
What does it mean here when it says "these three remain"?
Let's look at this in the context of the Sunday service. This can be a busy time for those that volunteer. Often, as this is a volunteer role, people may not have a fully dedicated heart for service. Perhaps not turning up to practice on time, perhaps only putting in 60% effort. This can be frustrating. In meetings during the week, commitment may be discussed, but often we run out of ideas as to how we can get the commitment level increased.
This is where we can apply this scripture really well:
"And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."
We need to have faith that people will change and commit 100% to what is required. Faith can move a mountain, as Jesus said. Jesus spoke to the fig tree, and by faith it withered. Jesus knows what is possible by believing. We have our limited minds that get in the way, but faith can do things we never dreamed of.
We can hope that everything will work out for the best. Hope to me is not as strong as faith though.
The greatest though is love. If above all else, in all that we say and do, we show our love to those, then this will break through. Getting frustrated with people only puts them on edge, or causes them to look at us negatively. They may think that we do not understand their perspective and what they have to deal with, which will only serve to hinder what we are trying to achieve. Having love show through in everything that we say and do will help people change their heart. Once people have a heart change, then their heart towards service will change also.
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