“And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.”
King James Version (KJV)
13:13 Faith, hope, love - Are the sum of perfection on earth; love alone is the sum of perfection in heaven.
1Co 13:13 But now abideth faith, hope, charity. These three shall survive. They are eternal. They continue to exist in the church, and shall not fail in its glorified state. As long as the redeemed saint shall have future ages before him, so long will trust in God and hope give them brightness, while love itself is the very atmosphere of the divine life. The greatest of these is charity. Love is the greatest because it glorifies both faith and hope, sanctifies every faculty and Christian grace, is the very moving impulse of the gospel, and is the one quality that is divine. "God is love" (1Jo 4:8).