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Commentaries for 1 Corinthians Chapter 13

The necessity and advantage of the grace of love.

The excellent way had in view in the close of the former chapter, is not what is meant by charity in our common use of the word, almsgiving, but love in its fullest meaning; true love to God and man...
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Its excellency represented by its properties and effects;

Some of the effects of charity are stated, that we may know whether we have this grace; and that if we have not, we may not rest till we have it...
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And by its abiding, and its superiority.

Charity is much to be preferred to the gifts on which the Corinthians prided themselves...
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