Faith, Hope, and Love

"Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen."1

"For in hope we were saved. Now hope that sees for itself is not hope. For who hopes for what one sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait with endurance."2

"Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, (love) is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails...So faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love."3

Victory of Virtue

Receive My Faith: let your heart stand firm;
Confident that I will provide.
Receive My Faith; in it I confirm
That in your soul I will reside.

Receive My Hope: let your heart be free
Of everything that weighs it down.
Receive My Hope; in it long for Me;
Seeking the glory of My Crown.

Receive My Love: let your heart be pure;
Filled with the joy of heaven's light.
Receive My Love; in it you'll endure
'Til on Love's wings, your soul takes flight.

Faith, Hope, and Love: they beat as one
In hearts that magnify the Son.


(c) Paul Buis, 2000

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1. Hebrews 11:1
2. Romans 8:24-25
3. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8,13