“And now I will show you the most excellent way.” Paul makes this promise to his readers at the end of 12 chapters of writing about sin and Christ-like behaviour. He then launches into an explanation of this most excellent way, by giving us 1 Corinthians 13. (Love is patient… love is kind… love does not… love does…. if I have no love… and the greatest of these is love… )
All this to cap off a book that starts with quite a dramatic promise :
“For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God” (1:18)
The Power of God?
Love – A most excellent way:
The way of the cross
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