Love cannot fail! It makes no difference where it is bestowed, it always brings in big returns. You can’t give without getting, you can’t reward without receiving in return—and the more you give, the more you get. It multiplies, like the five loaves of bread and two small fish that fed thousands, or the last bit of oil and handful of meal that saw three people through three years of famine. (Matthew 14:15-21; 1 Kings 17:10-16)—D.B.B.
There is no difficulty that enough love will not conquer, no disease that enough love will not heal. No door that enough love will not open, no gulf that enough love will not bridge. No wall that enough love will not throw down, no sin that enough love will not redeem. It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble, how hopeless the outlook, how muddled the tangle, how great the mistake. Sufficient love will dissolve it all.—Emmett Fox
Do you want the key to every heart? Try love! It never fails, because God is love, and it’s impossible for Him to fail!—D.B.B.
The love chapter
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become [like] sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.
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, but have not love, I am nothing.
And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.
For we know in part and we prophesy in part.
But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
—Apostle Paul (1 Corinthians 13)