At the end of Paul’s famous passage about love in his letter to the Corinthians, he concludes, “And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love” (1 Cor. 13:13). I’ve always thought of these as The Big Three: the foundational pillars upon which the rest of our Christlikeness is built. And so we’re going to end this study by exploring each of these in turn.
Scripture defines faith this way: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Heb. 11:1). For years, that verse meant little to me because I associated faith with a general trust in God. But it’s much more than that; faith is how we access the promises of God.