1 Corinthians 13:13 "And now abideth faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these [is] love."
Faith, hope and love [that is God's kind of love agape love] are all Godly attributes.
Satan possesses none of these and he hates everyone who does possess them.
I wonder as we go through this year of 2018 are these the qualities we possess?
God is the God of faith, the God of all hope, and God is love. These are His characteristics.
Those who genuinely possess these qualities are God possessed, for these only come from and through the Lord Himself.
Galatians 5:6 “Faith works by love.”
Yet many Christians who profess faith certainly do not exude this love. They often act like they have no love. How can this be?
Many people in today's society lack these Godly qualities, but they have existed since before God breathed His life into man and they will be here as long as He continues to live in men's hearts. They abide regardless of political systems.
Men, however, under the direction of the devil, have tried to eradicate them, but their efforts have fallen short and always will.
* Love never fails according to 1 Cor 13:8.
* Faith overcomes the world according to 1 John 5:4.
* Hope we are saved by it according to Romans 8:24.
These are the qualities that give our lives meaning and great enjoyment.
These characteristics distinguish men from animals. Remove them and people begin to act like wild animals.
However, if we inject faith, hope, and love even into the vilest heart it can be melted and reshaped in the image of God. Living without faith, hope and love diminishes the quality of life.
Satan seeks to strip men and women of these three God-like qualities while God never wants us to be without them. There is constant warfare between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of darkness over these three special virtues.
Today, let God fill you with His faith, His hope and His love and then be a channel through which He can release these virtues to those who need faith, those who need hope, and those who are starving for true 'agape' love.