Now we see only a dim likeness of things. It is as if we were seeing them in a foggy mirror. But someday we will see clearly. We will see face to face. What I know now is not complete. But someday I will know completely, just as God knows me completely.
Suppose someone teaches something different than I have taught. Suppose that person doesn’t agree with the true teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ. Suppose they don’t agree with godly teaching.Then that person is proud and doesn’t understand anything. They like to argue more than they should. They can’t agree about what words mean. All of this results in wanting what others have. It causes fighting, harmful talk, and evil distrust.
Love never fails. But prophecy will pass away. Speaking in languages that had not been known before will end. And knowledge will pass away.What we know now is not complete. What we prophesy now is not perfect.
Brothers and sisters, here is a mystery I want you to understand. It will keep you from being proud. Part of Israel has refused to obey God. That will continue until the full number of Gentiles has entered God’s kingdom.
Love is the purpose of my command. Love comes from a pure heart. It comes from a good sense of what is right and wrong. It comes from faith that is honest and true.Some have turned from these teachings. They would rather talk about things that have no meaning.They want to be teachers of the law. And they are very sure about that law. But they don’t know what they are talking about.
Surely I am only a dumb animal and not a man. I don’t understand as other men do.I haven’t learned wisdom. And I don’t know the things the Holy One knows.Who has gone up to heaven and come down? Whose hands have gathered up the wind? Who has wrapped up the waters in a coat? Who has set in place all the boundaries of the earth? What is his name? What is his son’s name? Surely you know!