Mysteries and Secrets 21

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Mysteries and Secrets – Day 21

1 Corinthians 13:2

If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.

The Thought

At the beginning of Paul’s famous message about love, he tells us of his own need for that emotion. This learned teacher could fathom mysteries. He was well educated and obviously a good teacher as people spent hours listening to his sermons, and those of us who read our Bibles regularly appreciate his knowledge and ability to put things into words.

Love is not the emotion that most of us attach first to Paul. Rather we know him for his strictness. He stands no nonsense, and most of his messages contain lots of intricate details.

As we read this verse today we could say that faith and love are two unfathomable mysteries. Both are quite difficult to understand and also to explain. They are something we must experience in order to even begin to understand.

For people who have never been “in love” with someone, they cannot fully understand what love feels like. In a similar way those who have no faith in unseen beings cannot understand our Christian faith. So often things we have not experienced are a mystery to us. In the same way, if we didn’t like science at school, then scientific things will remain a mystery, while for others they are a fascination.


Think today about some of the things that remain mysteries for you, and thank the Lord for the variety of people on earth, even just in your own circle.

Praise God that there are always mysteries to be searched out, and thank Him for those who solve them and leave explanations for others.

Read 1 Corinthians 13 today, and contemplate the mystery of God’s love as you go through your day.

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