1 Corinthians 13:13
And now stays faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
If I were to sketch a picture of these three sisters, I should not make — as is often done — three graceful figures, beautiful in countenance and expressive in form and attitude, twining their arms together. That may be very artistic and imaginative; it is not very practical. I should rather paint them as in one room together. Faith, bending over a book — the Book of God — her face all glowing with hallowed emotion, yet full of the deep calm of Divine, inward peace, as she reads the "exceeding great and precious promises." Hope, sitting in the window-seat, and gazing, with earnest, dreaming eyes, and face serenely bright, upon the setting sun; watching intently, as the amber clouds open their gates, and, in fancy, admit her into the city of everlasting light. Love, turning her tender looks now on the one sister, and now on the other, and smiling a smile caught from Christ, as she thinks of the widow and the fatherless, cheered and comforted by the garments at which her hands are working.
(R. Tuck, B. A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.