I Corinthians 13
Key Verse: Verse 10 – "But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away."
Key Words: that which is perfect
There are those who believe that the word that (that which is perfect) refers to the Second Coming of Jesus. Then at that time prophecies shall fail, at that time tongues will cease, and at that time knowledge shall vanish away. The problem with that is that the word "that” doesn’t refer to a person, but an object. Jesus is never referred to as a “that.”
Then “that” could only be a reference to love or it could be God’s Word (which is what I believe). But whichever it may be, it is perfect, it aids us in our being spiritually mature (Romans 10:17, “Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God”).
The Word of God allows us to see clearly (James 1:23-25).
At many amusement parks and museums, they have 3-D movies. When you walk into the theater, you receive a pair of glasses. If you try to watch the movie without the glasses, you see a distorted picture. No matter how hard you strain and look and twist to try to make sense of what is happening on the screen, there is still a distortion because of the dimension through which you are looking. By handing you a pair of glasses when you walk into the theater, they give you the tool you need to see the screen without distortions.
One of the problems many of us have is that we have a distorted view. We see what we see, but we don’t see all that there is to be seen. If all you see is the physical, visible scenario, then you are looking at your situation without your glasses. We need to have a divine frame of reference in order to see what is really going on.
What to do:
✞ Remember, it’s God’s Word which allows us to see spiritually what’s happening in the world in which we live (Psalm119:108, Psalm 19:8, Proverbs 6:23).
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