God is love and love is even greater than faith or hope. Well, since God is love, then we need to know what love is that is, the God-kind of love. The Bible translates the word “love” as charity. Actually, it is to be regretted that the word “agape” was translated as charity because it doesn’t really express the full meaning of the Greek word that is used in this verse. According to the dictionary, the word “charity” means a benevolent goodwill toward or love of humanity. But the actual Greek word that is used here is “agape,” which means the love of God. Elsewhere in the New Testament, the word “agape” is translated love instead of charity.