1 Corinthians 13:4-7
If there was ever a church synonymous with problems it was the church at Corinth. They were spiritually tearing each other a part. They boasted over the gifts they had been given. They sought to one up each other at every turn in the road. They even sued each other in court over minor wrongs.
Paul speaks more about gifts to this church than any other one. But their great giftedness hadn't brought them peace, it didn't result in strengthening the kingdom of God or in Paul's praise to them. Instead it was a source of discord and destruction.
Paul knew what the problem was, and what remedy they needed: LOVE. They put themselves first in everything, and even God didn't have room in their hearts. To fix the problem they needed to stop looking at themselves, but to look to God and then each other.
1 Corinthians 13 is known as the love chapter. In a few short verses Paul sums up the Importance and the character of love in the believers life. There is nothing more important for us than to love as God has loved us.
For 2,000 years these words have rung out, and I don't think a better definition of love has ever been given.