Paul is in the midst of describing to the Corinthian Christians the way followers of Jesus are to behave. Paul has taught the necessity of love in 1 Corinthians 13:1-3. Without love we are nothing before God and have gained nothing before God. The spiritual gifts these Corinthians possessed were nothing without love. Further, Paul described the character of love in verses 4-7. How we behave toward one another in the body of Christ matters to the Lord.
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