1 Corinthians 13:8 “Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.”
The Message says it this way: “Love never dies. Inspired speech will be over some day; praying in tongues will end; understanding will reach its limit.”
Love never fails. Love never dies. Love is eternal, everlasting, unchanging, trustworthy. God is LOVE.
Prophecies – inspired speech – sermons and messages by pastors or prophets will end.
Praying in tongues—private prayer languages will end.
Knowledge will end or die; understanding will come to a dead-end.
This scripture is beyond my wisdom or understanding. Scholars ponder and debate the meaning of this passage. In simple terms, love is eternal and all other spiritual gifts given to man are limited, dwarfed – are nothing – compared to LOVE. So acquiring these gifts is of less value compared to learning to love.
Help me pursue love; teach me to love, Lord.