If I speak in the languages of humans and angels but have no love, I have become a reverberating gong or a clashing cymbal.
For if your brother is being hurt by what you eat, you are no longer acting in love. Do not destroy the person for whom the Messiah died by what you eat.
Now concerning food offered to idols: We know that we all possess knowledge. Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up.
To one has been given a message of wisdom by the Spirit; to another the ability to speak with knowledge according to the same Spirit;
And if the ear says, "Since I'm not an eye, I'm not part of the body," that does not make it any less a part of the body, does it?
Not all are apostles, are they? Not all are prophets, are they? Not all are teachers, are they? Not all perform miracles, do they?
If I have the gift of prophecy and can understand all secrets and every form of knowledge, and if I have absolute faith so as to move mountains but have no love, I am nothing.
Love never fails. Now if there are prophecies, they will be done away with. If there are languages, they will cease. If there is knowledge, it will be done away with.
Indeed, brothers, if I come to you speaking in foreign languages, what good will I be to you unless I speak to you in some revelation, knowledge, prophecy, or teaching?
was snatched away to Paradise and heard things that cannot be expressed in words, things that no human being has a right even to mention.
for in union with the Messiah Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision matters. What matters is faith expressed through love.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
The goal of this instruction is love that flows from a pure heart, from a clear conscience, and from a sincere faith.
By talking high-sounding nonsense and using sinful cravings of the flesh, they entice people who have just escaped from those who live in error.
Then he will say to them, "I tell all of you with certainty, since you didn't do it for one of the least important of these, you didn't do it for me.'