DCLM Daily Manna - Love’s Unfailing Attributes


Pastor W. F. Kumuyi

DCLM Daily Manna 14 February 2022 Devotional By Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — Love’s Unfailing Attributes


TOPIC: Love’s Unfailing Attributes 

TEXT: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 (KJV)

1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or 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.

4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.

10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.

11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

KEY VERSE: “Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.” – (1 Corinthians 13:8)


Love is the greatest force in life because “love is strong as death… [and] many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it…” (Song of Solomon 8:6,7). It is love that made God to give His only begotten Son for the salvation of the world. It is love that made Christ “endure the cross, despising the shame…” to make that salvation available to us (Hebrews 12:2).

First Corinthians chapter thirteen is usually called “the love chapter” because it gives a vivid insight into what genuine love is. Love is not jealous, does not brag and is not proud. Love is not selfish and does not behave rudely. It is not easily provoked. It does not rejoice in evil; neither does it keep record of wrongdoings. Love trusts.

Love is the first and the greatest commandment (Matthew 22:36-38). Love builds homes and sustains marriages and other relationships. Love makes life worth living. Love is seen in actions, words and even in facial expressions. Lack of love leads to tragedies like divorce, suicide, murder, war and so on. Love does not delight in fault-finding and criticisms because it “cover[s] the multitude of sins” (1 Peter 4:8).

Love is not resentful, but uplifts and encourages. Love puts a good construction on all things. This virtue comes through genuine conversion and freedom from sin. Love is not lust, which leads to unclean behaviours and practices that bring God’s judgment (Ephesians 5:2-7). Love is pure, incorruptible and harmless in thought, feeling, intention, action, disposition, attitude and response. Let us love like Christ and God.

One language desired and understood by all is love.

Joshua 11-14

DCLM Daily Manna was written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi; is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church situated at KM 42 on the busy Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Nigeria.

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