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Without hope we would be in despair.
Without faith we would be overcome by doubts.
Without love our lives would be filled with anger and hate.
2Corinthians:4:8 [We are] troubled on every side, yet not distressed; [we are] perplexed, but not in despair;
Mark:11:23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
Hebrews:12 15:Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble [you], and thereby many be defiled;
If we lack either hope, faith or
love we would be utterly defeated and laid waste in both our spiritual lives
and our earthly witness for Christ.
1Timothy:1:19 Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:
In order to be victorious in both our spiritual life and our
earthly witness for Christ we must abound with hope, faith and love.
Hebrews:11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
2Peter:1:5 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;
By hope we can be filled with zeal and enthusiasm causing us
to at least begin laboring for Christ.
Romans:8:25 But if we hope for that we see not, [then] do we with patience wait for [it].
By faith we can gain the strength to endure the trials and
tribulations encountered in our Christian walk.
1Thessalonians:1:3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;
By love we can gain many allies and friends along the way.
1Thessalonians:5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
John:13:35 By this shall all [men] know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.