1 Corinthians 13:13 KJV
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
I doubt that we spend enough time in this chapter.
It is a key both to ministry and to unity. The characteristics of charity, which is love, are given in such detail that any person who is aware of them and pleases to do so may learn how to love.
• What love is
• What love is not
• What love does not do and
• What love does
are all there for us to see and test ourselves by.
That this description is given in the context of the spiritual gifts is evidence that ministry must be done in love - and the very same is declared in the chapter.