ON CHARITY PART 1 – Evangelist Ikponmwosa Oghogho

Charity was given a whole chapter in the Bible in 1Cor 13.

Although we see it replaced as love in certain translations, the thought of Apostle Paul on the subject at hand was the same.

I will take a few parts to complete teaching on this subject so we can exhaustively cover the different aspects God will stir up in my heart.

Today we shall try to lay a good foundation to begin this subject.

What is Charity?

What do we mean when we say someone is having charity or is charitable?

To what extent can we see charity reflected as love?

Can a very poor person be charitable?

Can a very poor person be more charitable than a rich man?

How central is Charity to our walk with God?

These questions and more will be answered during this teaching but we need to take a look at the Chapter on Charity which gives us the ground work to begin.

13:1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

13:2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

13:3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

13:4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

13:5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

13:6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;

13:7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

13:8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

13:13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

We shall continue in the next part.

Shalom Greetings!

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