An excerpt from “waynestocks.com” entitled, “A Love That Surpasses All Knowledge” states: “God’s love is eternal – a comment not only on the quantity or length of God’s love but also on the quality of it. God’s love is infinite in length and immeasurable in terms of quality.” The article may be viewed at: https://waynestocks.com/2008/10/07/a-love-that-surpasses-all-knowledge [Reflection is based on the Bible Reference – Ephesians 3:19]
Application: “[Apostle] Paul [in 1 Corinthians 13:8-13] invokes two analogies to explain the supremacy of love as our greatest spiritual gift. The first is the analogy of childhood to adulthood; the second is the analogy of a reflection in a mirror to its reality.
The two analogies are not identical in their scope but are meant to provide two important, distinct but related, truths concerning the relationship of this life to the next. The first analogy teaches us that this life is analogous to childhood. Children speak differently than adults; their thinking is partial, even while it grows. The first analogy shows us that this life, especially our Christian life, is a process of growth and of moving forward to adulthood and to completion in glory.
This life is a process of growth and of moving forward to adulthood and to completion in glory.
The second analogy tells us more about that “childhood to adulthood” stage, in which we all reside this side of heaven. To “speak like a child” and to “think like a child” means, says Paul, that, for now “we see in a mirror dimly.” The term Paul uses here, translated “dimly,” is the Greek word ainigma, from which we get the English word “enigma.” An enigma is something mysterious or puzzling. Paul’s point is that, in this life, what we see with the eyes of faith we see “enigmatically.” We do see, but our mode of seeing is as through a mirror. It is not the fullness of the actual thing that we see, but a reflection of the actual, and that reflection remains an enigma to us. [Source: https://faculty.wts.edu/posts/love-that-surpasses-knowledge by Scott Oliphint]