If i don't have love . then i got nothin' . I was meditating on the previous study and this passage came to mind . So i could do all the things the gospel says to do . and exhibit all sorts of mad spiritual giftings .. but without Love . i'm missing the point . Paul calls love the most excellent way . so there is being a disciple . but then .. love is an even more excellent way . I dunno about you . but this sounds like the whole point of God's message right here . This is what was so awesome about what Jesus did on the cross . because this is how we know what the Love of God is . while we were still his enemies .. Jesus died for us . The love of man gets no better than giving up your life for your friends . But Jesus showed how God's kind of love is not shallow . and is not a fluffy word . though He does have wings .. or so the psalmist says .. tee hee . but love . is a word filled with holy intent . and dedication and commitment to something far greater than a set of ideals . Love is so much more . All stuff spoken and written down will become obsolete . words are so limited . we wander around like children . thinking we know the point of it all with all our theology . and all our prophecies . but even the apostle said .. we are even imperfect now . we see a poor reflection of His glory now . but in that day when we see Him face to face .. He who is perfect . then we will become as Him because we will see Him and He will change us from the inside out . even more so than He does now the transformation will be complete . He will wipe every tear from our eyes . and we will grow up with no one to separate our attention from our loving Heavenly Father . So . all that "stuff" that we can qualify with our carnal senses . will not be around . so focus on what will be there . trust . expectancy . and the giving giving love . so since all that we will recognize there will be what good relationships are made of . as God is to you . be to others . and so bring a little bit of eternity's light to the here and now .