Words from the Heart for Wednesday February 12th, 2020
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.
1 Corinthians 13:2 (NIV)
Canada has a number of unsolved mysteries. For example, many believe that Calgary has had a serial killer on the loose since the early 1990’s. During the 1990’s to the 2000’s, the murders of numerous prostitutes began with Jennifer Janz who was found in August of 1991. Since then four other victims were found between the years of 1991 and 1993, all being left in shallow graves throughout Calgary. The possible sole killer still remains anonymous and some think he moved to Edmonton.
Mystery novels are a popular genre in fiction. People love to read them and try to figure out what happened and who is guilty. There are other kinds of mysteries that remain popular as well. A decade back, Dan Brown made millions with his books and movies that purportedly revealed some of history’s religious mysteries. Within the Christian community, there are many who spend hours on Biblical prophecy. There is nothing wrong with this – over 300 prophecies were fulfilled in the first coming of Jesus, and every one of the prophecies pertaining to His second coming will be fulfilled as well. But listen to what the apostle Paul says in 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 gifts of prophecy and faith are Biblical gifts, but as with all Biblical gifts, they are effective for the Kingdom only if they are founded upon and moved by the love of Jesus. If you want to be something for the Kingdom, make sure that your gifts are exercised in love.
These have been words from the heart.