We are on the fifth of six posts as we continue to digest 1 Corinthians 13. There is so much in this chapter that we will only grace the surface of, but hopefully we will dig enough to entice you to read it with fresh eyes and help you go deeper on your own.
“Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever!
Now our knowledge is partial and incomplete, and even the gift of prophecy reveals only part of the whole picture! But when the time of perfection comes, these partial things will become useless.
Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity.
All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.”
1 Corinthians 13:8-10, 12 NLT
Read these verses with fresh eyes, with the perspective of agape love – unending, safe, trustworthy, always forgiving love.
Everything on earth is incomplete. We yearn to be known, fully known, and often, to fully know. Yet “our knowledge is partial” and even prophecy only reveals in part!
For now, our security and knowledge is found in the God who now knows us completely, and delights in revealing everything with perfect clarity… in his timing.
“Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires. Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you.”
Psalms 37:3-5 NLT
Take heart that God knows you – knows your longings, your desire to understand life in all of its ups and downs, your need for love and belonging. He knows you.
You are fully known. And loved deeply and profoundly.