(KJV.) 1 CORINTHIANS 13:1-3
(1) Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, of a tinkling cymbal.
(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.
(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.
THE AGAPE LOVE
Brethren, the subject for today is charity; charity in the biblical sense is, a Christian love, which represents our Father's love for humanity, the human love for our Father, and the human love for one another; charity in all regards, is an attribute of kindness, generosity, and understanding, the act of goodwill towards others who are less fortunate than ourselves; mostly done, in the form of material things, monetary funds or service to others.
As humanity, we possess the attribute of charity, already deposited into our mortal bodies, together with the breath of our Father, during creation; (Genesis 2:7); therefore, charity is a major attribute of humanity, whether saved or unsaved, there is a tendency of being charitable in every soul; when we fail to exercise charity towards others, we become spiritually, emotionally unbalanced, unhappy and lack peace, joy, blessings that come from giving our hearts to others.
Conceptually, this world revolves around charity; and charity is reciprocal, it is a give and receive chain reaction; when we display the attributes of charity towards others, reciprocally, we receive charity ourselves, charitable rivers will continue to flow from the throne of grace to replenish our hearts, that we may continue to exemplify ourselves in Jesus Christ, love one another as ourselves.
Therefore, let us endeavor to touch someone with charity today; help our brothers and sisters in predicaments; for Jesus said; "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. (Matthew 5:7); also, there are earthly and eternal blessings for those who make other people happy in this world; never worry about depleting sources, for Jesus Christ replenishes givers; he said, Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom, for with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. (Luke 6:38): also, charity begins at home, therefore, let us teach our children how to be kind, before they enter into the world, to shine as lights in darkness.
What Apostle Paul is saying to believers is, a charity which is love, should be the foundation stone of our faith in the righteousness of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; without love, we are nothing but empty barrels making noises in this world; regardless of what we do, it will not hold water, our faith and spiritualities are in vain; therefore, as believers, let us practice what we believe, love one another as ourselves, do goodwill for unbelievers to perceive our godly attributes, endeavor, come, to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, have salvation, grace, hope of life forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) St. Matthew 21:21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree; but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.