The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
CO1 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.
CO1 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
CO1 13:4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not;
charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
CO1 13:5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not
easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
King James Bible