So no matter what I say, and what I believe, and what it what I do, I am bankrupt without love.
1 Cor 13:3-ish
I find it interesting that this verse calls out the fact that even good works are meaningless without love. It seems like that wouldn’t be the case: doing something good still results in a good thing, even if you did it out of duty or obligation or something, right?
Maybe the point is that what’s in the heart matters, and doing something for the wrong reason hurts the doer’s heart, even if the external result seemed good.