November 1, 2016

And so faith, hope, love abide [faith--conviction and belief respecting man’s relation to God and divine things; hope--joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation; love--true affection for God and man, growing out of God’s love for and in us], these three; but the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:13 amplified) 

It seems as if these three characteristics are vital for all Christians to abide in. 

Let's first define the word abide. In the Webster dictionary it is defined as “to accept or bear something, to stay or live somewhere or to remain or continue.”

The Greek word for abide here in 1 Corinthians is “meno”, Strong’s #3306 meaning “ to remain, in reference to a place, not to depart, to be held, kept continually.” Besides having reference to a place it can also be in reference to time, a state or condition. 

So, it is important for Believers to remain in (place or time) Faith, Hope and Love daily and not to depart from them. As you read the scripture above in the Amp...

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