Historical Uses of 1 Corinthians 13

Because of the concept and the characteristic of “Love” Paul shown us through those verses, it is also one of the most quoted verses from the bible. It is widely used as main theme for weddings and sometimes funerals. Many other famous writers, bible scholars, analytics and even celebrities and prominent church leaders, commentaries, and press used this verses for their speeches, books, blogs, TV shows, radio stations, gospel songs which then later on spread out widely with the help of the internet and social media.

One powerful and prominent person who used this is none other than the US President Barack Obama on Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address”, quote ” We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things.”- The New York Times. 20 January 2009. Retrieved 23 December 2009. It was also quoted on “The Funeral Service of Diana, Princess Wales”. – BBC. 6 September 1997. Retrieved23 December 2009. The Rolling Stones paraphrase the verse in the title of their 1969 greatest hits album ‘Through the Past Darkly’ and Famous pastor Simon Camilleri and Pastor John McArthur used this verse many times of their speeches.

Moreover when you search the internet, thousands of inspirational quotes and memes that talks about 1 Corinthians 13:4-13 can be easily found and downloaded. Books written by writers around the world used it as reference.