Faith, Hope and Love
Life in Christ is the life of Christ in us--appropriated in the past, active in the present, and anticipating the future. "But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love" (1 Cor 13:13). Love is the greatest virtue because it is the application of faith and hope to our relationships in the present.
|Appropriated in the Past||Active in the Present||Anticipating the Future|
Source: Conformed to His Image, Zondervan